Overlong Oates epic has haunting power

THE GRAVEDIGGER’S DAUGHTER. By Joyce Carol Oates, Fourth Estate, €26.

18th August, 2007

THE GRAVEDIGGER’S DAUGHTER. By Joyce Carol Oates, Fourth Estate, €26.

At 582 pages, Joyce Carol Oates’s latest work is unlikely to make it into your holiday suitcase. That may be no bad thing.

Whatever else you can say about this latest work from the author of some 50 novels and over a thousand short stories, it certainly isn’t a light summer read.

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