Ecco Press, Paperback, 9780061774355, 738pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2009
One of America's most acclaimed novelists boldly re-imagines one of America's most enduring icons in Blonde the National Book Award-nominated bestsellerby Joyce Carol Oates. The legend of Marilyn Monroe aka Norma Jeane Baker comes provocatively alive in this powerful tale of Hollywood myth and heartbreaking reality. Marilyn Monroe lives reborn to tell her untold history; her story of a star created to shine brightest in the Hollywood firmament before her fall to earth. Blonde is a dazzling fictional portrait of the intricate inner life of the idolized and desired movie star as only the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates could paint it.
About the Author
Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.