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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

by Joyce Carol Oates

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Inspired by a magazine feature on a serial killer, this early Joyce Carol Oates story has become a feminist classic. It takes up troubling subjects that continue to occupy her in her fiction: the romantic longings and limited options of adolescent women; the tensions between mothers and daughters; the sexual victimization of women; and the American obsession with violence.

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