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American Melancholy by Joyce Carol Oates

American Melancholy by Joyce Carol Oates

Author:Joyce Carol Oates
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Ecco
Published: 2021-01-11T00:00:00+00:00


Because I am too young, doctor! Because I want to finish school.

Because I don’t know how this happened. I did not want it to

happen.

Because it is the same man as with my sister.

Because he is engaged to my sister. Because my sister cannot

know!

Because it is a secret, he said he would strangle me if I told.

Because I will lose my job. Because I can’t keep lifting heavy

sacks, if they find out they will fire me.

Because I won’t be able to commute ninety minutes a day.

Because I can’t afford to lose my job, I will be evicted.

Because I have three children already, they would be shamed.



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