Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates



A mesmerising novel about the most enduring and evocative cultural icon of the 20th century: the woman who became Marilyn Monroe.
A fragile and gifted young woman, Norma Jeane Baker makes and remakes her identity: she is the orphan whose mother is declared mad; the woman who changes her name to be an actress; the fated celebrity, lover and muse. Told in her voice, Blonde shows a culture hypnotised by its own myths, and the devastating effects it had on Hollywood’s greatest star.