Blonde, Joyce Carol Oates's masterpiece, is a deeply moving exploration of the inner life of the woman who became Marilyn Monroe and a portrait of american culture hypnotised by its own myths.
A haunting new novel from Joyce Carol Oates.
Daddy Love's latest victim Robbie begins to realize that the longer he is locked in the shackles of this demon, the greater chance he'll end up like Daddy Love's other 'sons' who were never heard from again ... and soon he will see just what lengths he must go to in order to have any chance at survival.
Two families. Two faces of America. One violent crime that will bitterly divide them - and yet bind them together forever. ''A magnificent story of two broken families'' Independent ''A masterpiece'' Washington Post ''Page-turning, gripping, full of unexpected twists'' Observer
A young girl's disappearance rocks a community and a family, in this stirring examination of grief, faith, justice and the atrocities of war, from literary legend Joyce Carol Oates.
The Mulvaneys are scemingly blessed by everything that makes life sweet. They live together in the picture-perfect. High point farm, just outside Mr. Ephraim, New York, where they are respected and liked by everything.
Yet something happens on Valentine's Day, 1976. An incident involving Marianne Mulvaney, the pretty sixteen-year-old daughter, is hushed up in the town and never discussed within the family. The impact of this event reverberates throughout the lives of the characters.
As told as Judd, years later, in an attempt to make sense of his own past, the unspoken truths of that night rend the fabric of the family life with tragic consequences. In "We were the Mulvaneys", Joyce Carol Oates masterfully weaves an unforgettable story of the rise, fall and ultimate redemption of an american family.
Matt Donaghy is the class joker and Ursula Riggs is the misfit loner. Neither knows the other. But when Matt is arrested on a charge of threatening to blow up the school and massacre the students, Ursula is the only one who sees through the hysteria and hypocrisy, and corroborates Matt's story.
A girl with a fierce sense of familial loyalty overhears something about a heinous crime committed by her brothers, and acts decisively on this knowledge, shaping her life to come. A master American author on taut and issue-driven form.
A tale of murder, loss and romance in the mist of Niagara Falls. This novel of tremendous sweep and pace is about the American family in crisis - but also about America itself in the mid-20th century.
Best-selling author Joyce Carol Oates blends sexual violence, racism, brutality, and power in an incendiary novel that explores the persistence of stereotypes, the nature of revenge, and how the complexities of truth are lost in our hunger for sensationalism.
In Princeton, New Jersey, the patrician families eagerly await the wedding of Annabel Slade, a beautiful daughter of privilege. The small, affluent village is home to an intellectual elite that includes the highly-strong overseer of the University and future Us President, Woodrow Wilson, and Upton Sinclair, fervent idealist and author of the sensational bestseller The Jungle.
But all is not as in this placid community. A savage lynching in a nearby city is hushed up : women succumbs to an irresistibly charismatic stranger and are damned ; and slowly the entire town slips under the influence of an unspeakable power that seduces the virtuous and provokes a bloodlust in the guilty and aggrieved alike.
In this literart tour de force, the historical inhabitants of turn-of-the-century Princeton are seamlessly women into a macabre and fantastical tale, where all are made to confront their most abhorrent fears and darkest desires. A tale of psychological horror, The Accursed is both mythic rendering of the monstrous birth of a modern nation, and gripping indictment of a generation wilfully blind to the unpalatable truths of its origins.
Talks about the brutality and cowardice that overtakes the city of Niagara Falls in the aftermath of an attack on a woman and her daughter. A dissection of modern mores, this is more than the story of Teena and Bethie, and their insolent assailants. It is also the tale of their silent champion, a man who knows the meaning of justice, and love.
A dark, wry, captivating tale, inspired by an unsolved American true crime mystery.
Six terrifying tales to chill the blood from the unique imagination of Joyce Carol Oates.
Fiction/Personal awareness: family, relationship & social issuesNew novel from the bestselling author of Big Mouth & Ugly Girl. Oates' second novel to be published by Harper Collins.
The National Book Award winner and New York Times best-selling author of The Accursed presents a searing collection of stories that lay bare the terror, hurt and uncertainty that lurks at the edges of ordinary lives. 25,000 first printing.
In the aftermath of her mother's death, thirty-one-year-old Nikki Eaton comes into a startling realization of her identity as a daughter and experiences a tumultuous year of mourning that gives way to greater wisdom and love.
The daughter of a German high school teacher who was forced to work as a gravedigger after immigrating to upstate New York, Rebecca begins a life-changing pilgrimage throughout America in the wake of a prejudice-motivated tragedy.