Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Contains tales, tales in which women are confronted by the evil around them and surprised by the evil they find within themselves. This book demonstrates why the females of the species - be they six-year-old girls, seemingly devoted wives, or ageing mothers - are by nature more deadly than the males.
"One of the great artistic forces of our time." The Nation "For 40 years, Joyce Carol Oates has maintained a creative dialogue with the rolling cauldron of contemporary American culture, writing unflinchingly about the oddities that bubble up into the headlines." Washington Post Book World
The prolific Oates is known for her short stories and attracts attention with each new offering. Her first book was published over 45 years ago and she is a recipient of the National Book Award and is one of America's best-loved authors. She is the author of many novels, including We Were the Mulvaneys, which was an Oprah Book Club Choice, and Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award