We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates


Gently used trade paperback edition of We Were the Mulvaneys. X-library copy with card pocket on interior of front cover, a wide strip of tape covering the length of the spine as well as a small green circular sticker. Interior is bright and tight and overall Very Good condition

  • Reviews

    An Oprah Book Club® selection

    A New York Times Notable Book

  • Overview

    The Mulvaneys are blessed by all that makes life sweet. But something happens on Valentine’s Day, 1976—an incident that is hushed up in the town and never spoken of in the Mulvaney home—that rends the fabric of their family life...with tragic consequences. Years later, the youngest son attempts to piece together the fragments of the Mulvaneys’ former glory, seeking to uncover and understand the secret violation that brought about the family’s tragic downfall.

    Profoundly cathartic, this extraordinary novel unfolds as if Oates, in plumbing the darkness of the human spirit, has come upon a source of light at its core. Moving away from the dark tone of her more recent masterpieces, Joyce Carol Oates turns the tale of a family struggling to cope with its fall from grace into a deeply moving and unforgettable account of the vigor of hope and the power of love to prevail over suffering.