Title Profile & Character Information

Sourland

Annotation
The incomparable Oates-recent winner of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle-offers 16 stories previously published in venues ranging from The New Yorker to Ellery Queen. As the titles suggests, she finds the bite in the banality of life.

Awards
2010  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

Characters
NameHadley
GenderFemale
TraitsUpper class
Widow

NameKruppe, Anton
GenderMale
TraitsEuropean
Immigrant

NameSophie
GenderFemale
TraitsUpper class
Widow

NameJeremiah
GenderMale

NameMyer, Adrienne
GenderFemale
TraitWidow

GenreFiction
Domestic
Psychological
Collection
TopicsLoss
Upper classes
Widows
Life changes
Immigrants
Wills
Family relationships
Grief