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Contemporary America through the prism of a family tragedy when a powerful parent dies each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways and his grieving widow in the most surprising way of allStark and penetrating. Since Joyce Carol Oates freuently writes about social and political issues at the heart of American society her fiction can often feel eerily prescient But it s an extraordinary coincidence that in the week preceding the publication of her latest novel NIGHT SLEEP DEATH THE STARS widely publicised real life events would so closely mirror the book s prologue The opening describes an incident where a middle aged white man driving on an upstate New York expressway notices a police confrontation on the side of the road He observes white police officers using excessive force while detaining a young dark skinned man and stops to uestion their actions In response the officers restrain beat and taser the driver The injuries he sustains eventually lead to his death The video of George Floyd a 46 year old black man who died as a result of being brutally restrained by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25 2020 has sparked widespread protests and newly motivated the Black Lives Matter movement Public discussions regrading institutionalised racism prejudice and privilege continue These are also the pressing issues at the centre of Oates s epic new novel about a family whose lives unravel as a conseuence of such a tragic event Read my full review of Night Sleep Death The Stars by Joyce Carol Oates on LonesomeReaderYou can also watch me interview Joyce Carol Oates about this novel where she candidly discusses her very personal reasons for writing it

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Joyce Carol Oates’s latest novel is a vivid exploration of race psychological trauma class warfare grief and eventual healing as well as an intimate family novel in the tradition of the author’s bestselling We Were the Mulvaneys. Note This is one of the longest reviews I have written in a while It is a plea for the benefits of reading outside one s comfort zone I hope you understand I think it is safe to say that readers are divided into devoted fans of Joyce Carol Oates and those who would not read her ever Here is how I became fanI first read her one hot month in 1988 when I was stranded in Los Angeles due to a snafu in a training program I was attending My accommodations were located across the street from a used bookstore with racks out on the sidewalk where battered paperbacks sold for a uarterI picked up Marya A Life only two years after its publication and already a 25 cent paperback I lay on my bed in a sweltering room and read about Marya s terrible gritty life having really no idea what I was reading It was the most disturbing thing I had ever read Not surprising because in those days I usually read trashy bestsellersBy 1992 I was living permanently in LA and had embarked on an effort to branch out in my reading I read Joyce Carol Oates s first novel With Shuddering Fall It was pretty gritty too Her characters were fairly unrecognizable to me Generally lower class whites not mainstream in any way violent and sometimes outright crazy My mother told me she had tried reading Oates but found her books weirdI persevered still eager in those days to rebel against my mother I have read her first nine novels and some early short stories then dropped her for several years In 2013 I started again reading whatever was her latest book She is still weird in her own uniue way so I can only conclude that I have changed as a reader I now count myself among her dedicated fans I have not read the recent bestsellers How To Be An Antiracist or White Fragility but I would say that Night Sleep Death The Stars is JCO s answer to such conundrums from a literary viewpoint The title is the last line of a Walt Whitman poem A Clear Midnight The novel is an intimate family tale concerning a white family in upstate New York The father a much loved and well to do man in his community pulls off the road one evening to intervene in what appears to be a scene of police harassment against a Black man In the ensuing debacle John Earle McClaren is beaten tasered and left by the police on the side of the road where he suffers a massive stroke The dark skinned man being harassed is taken into custodyMcClaren dies in the hospital from a staph infection a couple weeks later By that time in the story his wife and five grown offspring have been introduced It is clear they are not exactly the close and happy family they are perceived to be by the communityThe novel is long but I read it uickly not wanting to look away The family majorly fractures after the patriarch s death but she shows us the hairline fractures present from the beginning though they had been held in stasis in almost a hostage situation by John Earle McClaren His control was not ever physically brutal but it was absolute Not his wife nor any one of his children were allowed to be who they really were nor to think for themselvesJCO has always appeared to be prescient in her novels She wrote this one a year before the recent explosion of the Black Lives Matter movement Listening to an interview with her about writing this novel I realized again how attuned she is to the evils and upheavals of American culture At this point in her life she is a privileged white woman but she came up in near poverty in the midst of small town violence A favorite childhood book of hers was Alice In Wonderland She has written at least 56 novels I feel her writing has become somewhat accessible over the years but has never lost that bite penetrating the human heart with all of its strengths and weaknesses its fears and joys In her novels I have found everyone I ve ever known the ones I was afraid to know and myself I most loved Jessalyn McClaren the widow of John and the mother of those five children Her grief and her emergence from it her tentative forays into life as her true self are all so meticulously shown Somehow we white people get to know ourselves through the book our ridiculous assumptions about others our reluctance to move outside our perceived safety zones our ill informed prejudices about people and our inherent fragility as the most powerful race on earth no matter what our political stances areAll of that is in Night Sleep Death The Stars Read it at your own risk

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The bonds of family are tested in the wake of a profound tragedy providing a look at the darker side of our society by one of our most enduringly popular and important writersNight Sleep Death The Stars is a gripping examination of. I haven t read something so good for so long I confess I was scared and my eyes were about to pop out of my sockets as soon as I saw page numbers of the book I liked to work on long books but they should be Goldfinch worthy greatly written and memorable reads I was having second thoughts but I realized the book s named after one my favorite poems so I have to go blind and dodge the bullet There is nothing to be afraid of dnf ing a book I hate to do it but if it s necessary you should have to do it as well But as soon as I start this powerful extra ordinary reading that ruined me for any mediocre readings I did recently my emotions were everywhere I smiled I cried I gritted my teeth I clenched my fists I laughed aloud I whined I clapped I hurt I ached I smiled and finally I LOVED THIS DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY and the author s brilliant realistic portraits living breathing characterization moving story telling like a fresh breeze touches your face and you re swimming in the literature sea discovering new tastes new gems and remarkable vividness of word choices When I read a book two things are important for me The story s pacing and strength of the characters depictions For so long I haven t read multi layered detailed characters make you feel like you really know them But the author brought them out with impeccable visualization They seem like one of your family members The author makes us easier to connect them and understand their motives strengths weaknesses faults flaws beliefs worries dreams I loved Jessalyn and I understand that she is better alone She doesn t need anyone to share her life after she lost her husband She doesn t want to be controlled by her own children And of course those siblings fight with their own inner demons My favorites were normally golden hearted Sophie and Virgil Beverly and Thom are problematic characters with their bottled up resentments and angers Beverly shows her feelings by using her aggressive critical tone and Thom prefers mockery and sarcasm as defense mechanism We re introduced so many remarkable characters throughout our journey and mesmerized by the story s progression and memorable ending This book needs your effort your time your full concentration and demands your heart and mind to open to the possibilities surprises and unexpected twists of life But at the end your feel the warmness in your heart that sings to you loudly and you embrace the happiness with your soul So this is amazing experience you d love to welcome with open hands Overall THIS IS MASTERPIECESpecial thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins PublishersEcco for sharing this fantastic fiction s ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest reviewbloginstagramfacebooktwitter


10 thoughts on “Night Sleep Death The Stars

  1. says:

    I haven’t read something so good for so long I confess I was scared and my eyes were about to pop out of my sockets as soon as I saw page numbers of the book I liked to work on long books but they should be “Goldfinch”

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    THIS IS STILL MY FAVORITE BOOK THIS YEARJust released today?VERY HIGH RECOMMENDATION TO THOSE READERS WHO ENJOY A

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    This was so good Set in Hammond New YorkI was thoroughly caught up inside the lives and minds of this big familya uite wealthy fami

  4. says:

    Since Joyce Carol Oates freuently writes about social and political issues at the heart of American society her fiction can often feel eerily prescient But it's an extraordinary coincidence that in the week preceding the publication of her latest novel NIGHT SLEEP DEATH THE STARS widely publicised real life ev

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    Genre Literary FictionFamily SagaPublisher HarperCollinsPub Date June 9 2020Joyce Carol Oates has long been a favorite literary aut

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    So I started reading this just before the protests started and I was surprised how relevant the subject matter ended up being The initial conflict which takes place in the prologue involves explicit police brutality and has some devastating conseuences I’m not usually someone who will avoid or seek out topical books to r

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    Note This is one of the longest reviews I have written in a while It is a plea for the benefits of reading outside one's comfort zone I hope you understand I think it is safe to say that readers are divided into devoted fans of Joyce Carol Oates and those who would not read her ever Here is how I became fanI fi

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    In person Joyce Carol Oates JCO has an air almost of detachment looking over your shoulder as if at something or someone interesting over there But in her writing she displays a deep well of empathy in her characters Over her prodigious career

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    How ironic that the first chapter of Oates' latest novel is about police brutality A timely subject for our country one tha

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    NIGHT SLEEP DEATH THE STARSBY JOYCE CAROL OATESA Clear MidnightThis is thy hour O Soul thy free flight into the wordlessAway from books away from art the day erased the lesson doneThee fully forth emerging silent gazing pondering themes thou lovest bestNight sleep death and the stars Walt WhitmanThis was a big sprawling examination about rac

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