Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Six tales to chill the blood from the unique imagination of Joyce Carol Oates. Six terrifying tales to chill the blood from the unique imagination of Joyce Carol Oates. A young boy plays with dolls instead of action figures. But as he grows older, his passion takes on a darker edge... A white man shoots dead a black youth creating a media frenzy. But could it have been self-defense as he claims? A nervous woman tries to escape her husband. He says he loves her, but she's convinced he wants to kill her... These quietly lethal stories reveal the horrors that dwell within us all.
'Oates is simply the most consistently inventive, brilliant, curious and creative writer going, as far as I'm concerned' Gillian Flynn. 'A writer of extraordinary strengths' Guardian. 'An unsettling read worth every resulting jump in the night ... [Oates is a] literary goddess' Daily Mail. 'A collection that displays Oates's ability to inhabit distinctive voices to chilling effect' Observer. 'At her best Oates is simply incredible' Nudge Books. 'A revelation ... These tales clearly illustrate the author's great narrative and literary skills. Highly recommended' Promoting Crime.
Joyce Carol Oates is the author of over 70 works and the winner of a host of prizes including the National Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Oates is Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University.