One Inch Wonders #5: Broke Heart Blues

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June 20, 2011 by markstani

Today’s One Inch Wonder is from Broke Heart Blues by Joyce Carol Oates (Virago). I have to say, although I’m not much of a fan of Oates, this book is an exception. It’s about what happens when adolescent obsession seeps into middle-age.

We hadn’t wanted John Reddy to be caught but we loved it that, in photos on the front pages of the News and the Courier-Express, our class-mate glared out at us from bruised eyes, his unshaven face bloody and battered like a mask, his mouth set in a scowl like Brando’s in The Wild One. (And Brando had been beaten, too.)

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