“*BD* 11 1 86” by Joyce Carol Oates

You can read Joyce Carol Oates’s short story “BD*11 1 86” here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2005/08/-bd-11-1-86/304109/

Joyce Carol Oates is a prolific American writer born in 1938, with a published writing career that spans from her first published novel in 1963 to the present, in which she has published 58 novels and a bounty of short stories, poetry, non-fiction and plays. Among her 16 writing awards are the likes of the PENO/. Henry Award (1973,1976), National Book Award for Fiction (1970), and National Humanities Medal (2010) to name a few. A well-known work of her short story fiction is “Where Have You Been, Where Are You Going,” that has been adapted into a film in the 1980s called Smooth Talk. 


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