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The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories - Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? By Joyce Carol Oates Summary & Analysis

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? By Joyce Carol Oates Summary

Dedicated to Bob Dylan, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Is the story of a teenaged girl, Connie. She is pretty and popular and goes out with her friends, sometimes sneaking around with boys. However, one night she sees a man in a car who looks at her strangely, but she does not think too much about it. Later on, she stays home while her family goes off to a barbeque, and the man in the car comes to her house. His name is Arnold Friend, and he's brought another man with him; he tells Connie that they have come to take her out for a ride. At first she is intrigued and flirty, but refuses to go with him; he becomes more...

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