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by Joyce Carol Oates

  • ISBN: 0452272319
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Joyce Carol Oates
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Plume (August 1, 1994)
  • Pages: 328 pages
  • FB2 size: 1949 kb
  • EPUB size: 1121 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
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FOXFIRE by Joyce Carol Oates is a haunting tale of the relationships developed among groups of outcasts and "leftovers," marginalized by the established mainstream. The subtitle is "Confessions of a Girl Gang," and that is exactly what is told

FOXFIRE by Joyce Carol Oates is a haunting tale of the relationships developed among groups of outcasts and "leftovers," marginalized by the established mainstream. The subtitle is "Confessions of a Girl Gang," and that is exactly what is told. The story is set in upstate New York but could be anywhere in American suburbia. The group of girls gang together, at first out of circumstance, then survival, and finally love. Despite the mostly pathetic personality of the characters, they become endearing and fit nicely into the world Oates has created.

Foxfire is Joyce Carol Oates' strongest and most unsparing novel ye. .an often engrossing, often shocking evocation of The time is the 1950s. The place is a blue-collar town in upstate New York, where five high school girls are joined in a gang dedicated to pride, power, and vengeance on a world they never made - a world that seems made to denigrate and destroy them. In fact, the sky seemed to take on an almost salvific quality for Maddie and Legs, the two main protagonists.

Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang is a novel by Joyce Carol Oates about a group of teenage girls in upstate New York in the 1950s who form a gang called Foxfire. The book takes the form of a memoir by Madeleine "Maddy" or "Monkey" Wirtz. Maddy is a fifty-year-old astronomer's assistant, but as a young girl was one of the five original members of Foxfire. This group included Betty "Goldie" Siegfried, Loretta "Lana" Maguire, Elizabeth "Rita" O'Hagan, and their leader, Margaret "Legs" Sadovsky

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foxfire Confessions of a Girl Gang. 4. near Lake Ontario where we'd all been born, all of us FOXFIRE blood-sisters, and could not then have imagined ever leaving, the way a dream, while you are dreaming it, feels like infinity out of which you can never wake. FOXFIRE NEVER LOOKS BACK! was one of our secret FOXFIRE BURNS & BURNS and FOXFIRE NEVER SAYS SORRY! but such pertained to regret and remorse and guilt and sin and repentance such as weaker people might feel, not to memory.

We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you.an often engrossing, often shocking evocation of female rage, gallantry, and grit

Foxfire is Joyce Carol Oates' strongest and most unsparing novel ye.an often engrossing, often shocking evocation of female rage, gallantry, and grit. The time is the 1950s.

Joyce Carol Oates, one of America’s most versatile and prolific contemporary writers, was born in the small town of.

Joyce Carol Oates, one of America’s most versatile and prolific contemporary writers, was born in the small town of Lockport, New York, on June 16, 1938. She grew up on a farm in nearby Erie County and began writing stories while still in elementary school. As a teenager she devoured works by Faulkner, Dostoyevsky, Thoreau, Hemingway, and the Brontës, and soon moved on to D. H. Lawrence, Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Mann, and Franz Kafka. Oates’s first novel, With Shuddering Fall (1964), the story of a destructive romance between a teenage girl and a thirty-year-old race car driver, foreshadowed her preoccupation with violence and darkness.

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FOXFIRE by Joyce Carol Oates is a haunting tale of the relationships developed among groups of outcasts and "leftovers," marginalized by the .

FOXFIRE by Joyce Carol Oates is a haunting tale of the relationships developed among groups of outcasts and "leftovers," marginalized by the established mainstream.

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New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates’s strongest and most unsparing novel yet—an always engrossing, often shocking evocation of female rage, gallantry, and grit. The time is the 1950s. The place is a blue-collar town in upstate New York, where five high school girls join a gang dedicated to pride, power, and vengeance on a world that seems made to denigrate and destroy them. Here is the secret history of a sisterhood of blood, a haven from a world of male oppressors, marked by a liberating fury that burns too hot to last. Above all, it is the story of Legs Sadovsky, with her lean, on-the-edge, icy beauty, whose nerve, muscle, hate, and hurt make her the spark of Foxfire: its guiding spirit, its burning core. At once brutal and lyrical, this is a careening joyride of a novel—charged with outlaw energy and lit by intense emotion. Amid scenes of violence and vengeance lies this novel’s greatest power: the exquisite, astonishing rendering of the bonds that link the Foxfire girls together. Foxfire reaffirms Joyce Carol Oates’s place at the very summit of American writing.
Reviews about Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang (7):
Browelali
FOXFIRE by Joyce Carol Oates is a haunting tale of the relationships developed among groups of outcasts and "leftovers," marginalized by the established mainstream. The subtitle is "Confessions of a Girl Gang," and that is exactly what is told. The story is set in upstate New York but could be anywhere in American suburbia. The group of girls gang together, at first out of circumstance, then survival, and finally love. Despite the mostly pathetic personality of the characters, they become endearing and fit nicely into the world Oates has created. I hesitate to recommend FOXFIRE to those unfamiliar with Oates' pastiche narrative style and penchant for (mostly mild) violence in her stories, but this did grip me and I considered it a "page turner."

The movie version is only loosely based on the novel, with more differences than similarities. Even with the successful cult following, which is at least partly due to Angelina Jolie's subsequent fame, the book outshines the movie's comparative mediocrity.
Thorgahuginn
I knew that the film (Starring Angelina Jolie and Jenny Shimizu... yum!) version was based LOOSELY on this book - but i didn't realize HOW loosely! The book is 1,000,000 times better than the movie. The characters are more real (not 5 very attractive girls being a little "naughty"), the acts of rebellion more extreme, the setting (small blue collar town in New York State, 1950's) more appropriate... and it's just all more compelling. The novel really helps you get into the mindset of the sisterhood of the gang - and is more racey. Everything was toned down for the film, and loses a lot of the intensity.
Even if you didn't like the film - you should check out this book. It exhibits some female rebellion in a time/place where women could hardly expect the respect that FOXFIRE demands.
Xangeo
I read this book a year ago, and I have reread it many times since. I suppose I am the target audience, I'm a girl, was 16 when I first read it, and I felt pretty alone at the time. But each time I read it, not matter how I'm feeling, it enthralls me from start to finish. The characters are deep, not the stereotypical teenagers you get in most novels. You understand where each character is coming from, what there motivation is. Nothing is ever out of character in this book. Plus, you know a book is great when it randomly pops up in your mind, and you're inspired to reread the entire thing on a regular bases. This work is pure genius, and it will be burning in your mind for years to come.
Goldendragon
Joyce Carol Oates finds a way to bring you back to this time, to this place and become on of these girls going through their pains and sufferings and ups and downs. These characters are all real they are either you or your daughter or your friend and you understand the times and the hardships and why they feel they need to act the way they do because she makes you one of them. `It burns and burns and never looks back'. That is something this book truly does.
Vathennece
Just don't go into it expecting it to be just like the movie because its not. Its set during a very different time. The characters are far more raw and at times unlikeable. The movie was a sugar coated fabrication shadowed after this story. Don't get me wrong. I love the movie but I keep them very separate.
Seevinev
Although I am a great fan of her short stories, this book was not in the same milieu.
Maybe I just did not like the topic.
Yannara
it was okay but not the best. dont think i would recommend this to a friend to read. was mostly dissapointed
This has always been one of my favorite movies and the book is not that easy to find. Both the movie and the book are amazing.

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