Blonde: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Apr 3, 2001 - Fiction - 738 pages
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One of America’s most acclaimed novelists boldly re-imagines one of America’s most enduring icons in Blonde—the National Book Award-nominated bestseller by 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.

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Big book great read!

User Review  - dezinervick -

ANother great story from Oates! It makes one think about the hardships this beautiful actress went through to become Marilyn Monroe. It is interesting to the last page. Just remember its Oates who put the story together. I rerad over the summer and finished it in 2 weeks. Definitely a pager turner. Read full review

awesome book

User Review  - dezinervick - Borders

Oates is an amazing author. I have read 3 of them so far and all are quite powerful. Blonde is a long read, but Oates keeps you motivated. She takes you into the mind of Monroe. What she was, who she ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including We Were the Mulvaneys; Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award; and the New York Times bestseller The Accursed. 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.

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