No....very drawn out and difficult to follow.
Love Oates's work....had high expectations but was very disappointed. Made it 2/3 of the way through but finally gave up.
I am a D-Bag.
If your expecting twilight then skip this. Oates is one of the best living writers today and would not sink to that level. A fine mixture of Princeton history and fiction. I hated to see it end.
This was a tedeous book. Extraneous historical facts are interspersed with the story. These facts do not add to the book, but distract from the story. I used to enjoy Joyce Carol Oates, but will never read one of her books again.