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


Because it is the same man as with my sister.

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


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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