Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense By Joyce Carol Oates

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Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense By (author) Joyce Carol Oates ISBN:9781788543699

Six feverishly unsettling works from one of our greatest literary imaginations.

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This taut collection stands at the crossroads of sex, violence, and longing – and asks us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves. Six feverishly unsettling works.

A woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, is seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot afford, as her married lover rushes, amorously, murderously, to her door. An ageing, jealous wife crafts an unusual game of Russian roulette involving a pair of Wedgwood teacups, a strong Bengal brew, and a lethal concoction of medicine. Who will drink from the wrong cup, the wife or the dance student she believes to be her husband’s latest conquest? A former Sunday School teacher’s corpse turns up and the blighted adolescent she had by turns petted and ridiculed confesses to her murder – but is he really responsible? In a fantastic ode to H.P. Lovecraft, a young outsider is haunted by apparitions at the very edge of the spectrum of visibility after the death of his tortured father. Revelling in the uncanny, this taut collection stands at the crossroads of sex, violence, and longing – challenging us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves.

Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense By (author) Joyce Carol Oates ISBN:9781788543699

 

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Dimensions 145 × 228 mm
About the Author

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award and the PEN / Malamud Award, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her books include We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, Carthage, A Book of American Martyrs and Hazards of Time Travel. She is Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.

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