Short Story #243: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates
Title: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
ReflectionOates writes such dark, powerful, and gut-wrenching stories. This is one of her more famous. The assumed power that Connie believes she has contrasts so much with what power she actually has. That veil of reality that gets shattered in this story is brutal to witness. Initially, we find ourselves at odds with Connie and her superficiality and yet, by story's end, we are left feeling sad and powerless.
Short Story #243 out of 365
Rating: 4 (out of 5 stars)
Date Read: 7/25/2014
Source: The short story can be found at this website.
For a full listing of all the short stories in this series, check out the category 365 Short Stories a year.
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