The Tattooed Girl

Oates, Joyce Carol

| 2003

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Joyce Carol Oates is one of the world?s most respected living novelists. Her new novel brings us a tale of dark passions, prejudice, and the strange forms that love can take. A celebrated but reclusive author, young but in failing health, Joshua Seigl reluctantly realizes that he can no longer live alone. One day he encounters a young woman with synthetic-looking blond hair and pale, tattooed skin in a bookshop. She stirs something unidentifiable within him - pity? desire? responsibility? He decides that Alma will be his assistant. An uneasy relationship begins, one which lurches between repulsion and attraction, between hate and love. Seigl is unaware that Alma has been shaped by abuse and misfortune. His kindness is baffling to her; his bookishness completely alien. She secretly harbours anti-Semitic thoughts; he quietly nurses his desire. With terrifying inevitability, their stories...

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Mitt andra försök med en JCO-bok. Den var faktiskt helt ok - tills slutet. Det var ett redigt kalkonslut, aj aj aj!