My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story of Skyler Rampike (Paperback)

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Herein is the unexpurgated first-person narrative of nineteen-year-old Skyler Rampike, the only surviving child of an "infamous" American family destroyed a decade ago by the murder of Skyler’s six-year-old ice-skating champion sister, Bliss, and the media scrutiny that followed. Part investigation into the unsolved murder, part elegy for the lost Bliss and for his own lost childhood, Skyler’s narrative is an alternately harrowing and corrosively funny exposé of upper-middle-class American pretensions—and an unexpectedly subtle and sympathetic exploration of those who dwell in "Tabloid Hell."

Praise For…


“Employing her powerful imagination, the gifted Oates gets inside her fictional characters’ tormented souls to solve the case…as a literary exercise, it deserves a rave…she brilliantly depicts status-obsessed parents who alternately push and ignore their deeply unhappy children.”

“Oates is in top form as she creates a narrative voice that is bitter and humorous yet sympathetic, building to a dramatic and satisfying resolution.”

“Oates is just a fearless writer…[with] her brave heart and her impossibly lush and dead-on imaginative powers.”

“Joyce Carol Oates’s uncompromising prose illuminates the stark landscape of our times.”

“The Gravedigger’s Daughter is Joyce Carol Oates at her very best: mesmerizing, intense and unique in her vision and power.”

“…Oates confidently delivers another very American saga of lurid misfortune.”

“…This book is easy to admire… my reaction was…“Wow: What a writer.””

“…there is much to admire in this bittersweet tale of one woman’s triumph of the will...engaging…”

“…a writer of furious gifts…”

“Oates’ vivid descriptions fill the senses…what is strong is Oates’ compassionate, disturbing portrayal of life in the troubled war years…”

“There is much to admire in this bittersweet tale of one woman’s triumph of will.”

“Oates’ vivid descriptions fill the senses…what is strong is Oates’ compassionate, disturbing portrayal of life in the troubled war years…”

“…there is much to admire in this bittersweet tale of one woman’s triumph of the will...engaging…”

“Joyce Carol Oates is one of the great writers of our time.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061547492
ISBN-10: 0061547492
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: June 9th, 2009
Pages: 592
Language: English
Series: P.S.