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.
there were far too many "author commentaries" that detracted from the story. And, although I understand it was an historical novel, there we're too many present day references to women being the weaker gender.
Another historical piece.
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.