Title Profile & Character Information

Sourland

Annotation

Oates is a fearless writer.”

—Los Angeles Times

 

“Oates is a master of the dark tale—stories of the hunted and the hunter, of violence, trauma, and deep psychic wounds.”

—Booklist (starred review)

 

Sourland is a gripping, haunting, and intensely moving collection of short stories by Joyce Carol Oates, one of America’s preeminent authors. Unforgettable tales that re-imagine the meaning of loss—often through violent means—Sourland is yet another extraordinary read from the literary icon who has previously brought us The Gravedigger’s Daughter, Blonde, We Were the Mulvaneys, and numerous other classic works of contemporary fiction.



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