Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories

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Ecco #ad - Fearful that that her husband is “disappearing” from their life, a woman becomes obsessed with keeping him in her sight in “The Disappearing. A book of martyrs” reveals how the end of a pregnancy brings with it the end of a relationship. Sex with camel” explores how a sixteen-year-old boy realizes the depth of his love for his grandmother—and how vulnerable those feelings make him.

. From the legendary literary master, winner of the National Book Award and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, a collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories that maps the eerie darkness within us all. Insightful, imaginative, and breathtaking in their lyrical precision, Deep display Joyce Carol Oates’s magnificent ability to make visceral the terror, Dark, hurt, disturbing, the stories in Lovely, and uncertainty that lurks at the edges of ordinary lives.

Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories #ad - In “mastiff, ” a woman and a man are joined in an erotic bond forged out of terror and gratitude. And in the title story, the elderly robert Frost is visited by an interviewer, an unsettling young woman, who seems to know a good deal more about his life than she should. A piercing and evocative collection, Lovely, Dark, Deep reveals an artist at the height of her creative power.

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High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - No other writer can match the impressive oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates. High lonesome: new and selected stories 1966-2006 gathers short fiction from the acclaimed author's seminal collections and includes eleven new tales that further demonstrate the breathtaking artistry and striking originality of an incomparable talent who "has imbued the American short story with an edgy vitality and raw social surfaces" Chicago Tribune.

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I Am No One You Know: And Other Stories

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - I am no one you know contains nineteen startling stories that bear witness to the remarkably varied lives of Americans of our time. And in "three girls, " two adventuresome nyu undergraduates seal their secret love by following, and protecting, Marilyn Monroe in disguise at Strand Used Books on a snowy evening in 1956.

In "the girl with the blackened eye, " selected for the Best American Mystery Stories 2001, a girl pushed to an even greater extreme of courage and desperation manages to survive her abduction by a serial killer. In "fire, " a troubled young wife discovers a rare, radiant happiness in an adulterous relationship.

I Am No One You Know: And Other Stories #ad - These vividly rendered portraits of women, men, and children testify to Oates's compassion for the mysterious and luminous resources of the human spirit. In "curly red, " a girl makes a decision to reveal a family secret, and changes her life irrevocably.

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Beautiful Days: Stories

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Ecco #ad - A new collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories by american master joyce carol oates, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unlike ourselves, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize–winning “Undocumented Alien”The diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates explore the most secret, intimate, who assert their independence in acts of bold and often irrevocable defiance.

In a more experimental but no less intimate mode, “Les beaux jours” examines the ambiguities of an intensely erotic, exploitative relationship between a “master” artist and his adoring young female model. And the tragic “undocumented alien” depicts a young African student enrolled in an American university who is suddenly stripped of his student visa and forced to undergo a terrifying test of courage.

Beautiful Days: Stories #ad - In these stories, as elsewhere in her fiction, psychological, Joyce Carol Oates exhibits her fascination with the social, and moral boundaries that govern our behavior—until the hour when they do not. Fleuve bleu” exemplifies the rich sensuousness of Oates’s prose as lovers married to other persons vow to establish, truth-telling authenticity missing elsewhere in their complicated lives, a ruthlessly honest, in their intimacy, with unexpected results.

In “big burnt, in the adirondacks, ” set on lushly rendered Lake George, a cunningly manipulative university professor exploits a too-trusting woman in a way she could never have anticipated.

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Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense

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Mysterious Press #ad - In the title story of her taut new fiction collection, night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense, Joyce Carol Oates writes: Life was not of the surface like the glossy skin of an apple, but deep inside the fruit where seeds are harbored. There is no writer more capable of picking out those seeds and exposing all their secret tastes and poisons than Oates herself—as brilliantly demonstrated in these six stories.

In “the long-legged girl, jealous wife crafts an unusual game of Russian roulette involving a pair of Wedgewood teacups, a strong Bengal brew, ” an aging, and a lethal concoction of medicine. The book opens with a woman, on her own, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot, afford.

Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense #ad - Lovecraft. Reveling in the uncanny and richly in conversation with other creative minds, violence, Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense stands at the crossroads of sex, and longing—and asks us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves. Who will drink from the wrong cup, horace phineas love, the wife or the dance student she believes to be her husband’s latest conquest? In “The Sign of the Beast, the blighted adolescent she had by turns petted and ridiculed confesses to her murder—but is he really responsible? Another young outsider, ” when a former Sunday school teacher’s corpse turns up, Jr.

Is haunted by apparitions at the very edge of the spectrum of visibility after the death of his tortured father in “Night-Gaunts, ” a fantastic ode to H. P.

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The Doll-Master: And Other Tales of Terror

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Mysterious Press #ad - This devil’s half-dozen of dread and suspense is a must read. Publishers Weekly, starred review. This bram stoker award–winning collection is “certain to stick in your mind long after you’ve turned the last page” St. A sense of helplessness is the essence of horror, and Oates conveys that feeling as well as any writer around.

Terrence rafferty, the new york times book review   “One of the stranger parts of the human condition may be our deep fascination, and at times troubling exploration, of the darker aspects of our nature .  .  . Louis Post-Dispatch. Includes “big momma, ” a finalist for the international thriller writers Award for Best Short Story   Here are six of Joyce Carol Oates’s most “frightening—and deeply disturbing—short stories” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Doll-Master: And Other Tales of Terror #ad - Everything she writes, because she deals in vulnerabilities and inevitabilities, has an air of dread, in whatever genre, in the desperate needs that drive people .  .  . Oates relishes moments of gothic melodrama, while rooting them firmly in grindingly ordinary American lives. The guardian   “oates convincingly demonstrates her mastery of the macabre with this superlative story collection .

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We Were the Mulvaneys

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Plume #ad - But something happens on valentine’s day, 1976—an incident that is hushed up in the town and never spoken of in the Mulvaney home—that rends the fabric of their family life. With tragic consequences. An oprah book club® selectiona New York Times Notable BookThe Mulvaneys are blessed by all that makes life sweet.

Moving away from the dark tone of her more recent masterpieces, Joyce Carol Oates turns the tale of a family struggling to cope with its fall from grace into a deeply moving and unforgettable account of the vigor of hope and the power of love to prevail over suffering. It’s the novel closest to my heart.

We Were the Mulvaneys #ad - . I’m deeply moved that oprah winfrey has selected this novel for Oprah’s Book Club, a family novel presented to Oprah’s vast American family. Joyce carol Oates. Years later, the youngest son attempts to piece together the fragments of the Mulvaneys’ former glory, seeking to uncover and understand the secret violation that brought about the family’s tragic downfall.

Profoundly cathartic, in plumbing the darkness of the human spirit, this extraordinary novel unfolds as if Oates, has come upon a source of light at its core.

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Pursuit

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Mysterious Press #ad - As his wife lies in her hospital bed, sleeping in fits and starts, Willem tries to determine whether this was an absentminded accident or a premeditated plunge, and he quickly discovers a mysterious set of clues about what his wife might be hiding. As a child, abby had the same recurring nightmare night after night, in which she wandered through a field ridden with human skulls and bones.

Why, for example is there a rash-like red mark circling her wrist? what does she dream about that causes her to wake from the sound of her own screams?Slowly, revealing to him what she has never shared with anyone before—the story of a terrified mother; a jealous, Abby begins to open up to her husband, drug addled father; and a daughter’s terrifying captivity.

Pursuit #ad - With a suspenseful, alternating narrative that travels between the present and Abby's tortured childhood, The Pursuit is a meticulously crafted, deeply disquieting tale that showcases Oates’s masterful storytelling. The following day—less than 24 hours after exchanging vows—Abby steps out into traffic.

Now an adult, the evening before her wedding, the terrible dream returns and forces her to confront the dark secrets from her past she has kept from her new husband, Abby thinks she’s outgrown her demons, until, Willem.

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Black Water Contemporary Fiction, Plume

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Plume #ad - One of the acknowledged masters of american fiction, Joyce Carol Oates has written a bold tour de force that parts the black water to reveal the profoundest depths of human truth. It can be read in a single afternoon, but, like every good book, it continues to haunt us. The new york timeskelly kelleher is an idealistic, twenty-six-year-old “good girl” when she meets the Senator at a Fourth of July party.

Black Water Contemporary Fiction, Plume #ad - The pulitzer prize-nominated novel from the author of the new york Times bestselling novel We Were the Mulvaneys “Taut, powerfully imagined and beautifully written, Black Water ranks with the best of Joyce Carol Oates’s already long list of distinguished achievements. In a brilliantly woven narrative, we enter her past and her present, her mind and her body as she is fatally attracted to this older man, this hero, this soon-to-be-lover.

Kelly becomes the very embodiment of the vulnerable, romantic dreams of bright and brave women—drawn to the power that certain men command—at a party that takes on the quality of a surreal nightmare.

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Dis Mem Ber: And Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense

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Mysterious Press #ad - Without telling her parents Jill climbs into his sky-blue Chevy to be driven to an uncertain, and unforgettable, fate. In the title story, a precocious eleven-year-old named Jill is in thrall to an older male relative, the mysterious, attractive black sheep of the family. In this disturbing short story collection, Joyce Carol Oates explores the inner lives of vulnerable girls and women.

. In “great blue heron, ” a recent widow grieves inside the confines of her lakefront home and fantasizes about transforming into that great flying predator unerring and pitiless in the hunt. In “the drowned girl, ” a university transfer student becomes increasingly obsessed with the drowning/murder of another female student, as her own sense of self begins to deteriorate.

Dis Mem Ber: And Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense #ad - At the heart of this meticulously crafted, deeply disquieting collection are girls and women confronting the danger around them, and the danger hidden inside their turbulent selves. Joyce carol oates is renowned for her rare ability to “illuminate the mind’s most disturbing corners” The Seattle Times.

And in the final story, “welcome to friendly Skies, ” a trusting group of bird-watchers is borne to a remote part of the globe, to a harrowing fate. That genius is on full display in this collection of seven feverishly unsettling works,  DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense.

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Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong

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Mysterious Press #ad - A quartet of shrewd and unnerving novellas about toxic entanglements” from the National Book Award–winning author Booklist. But when she meets the love of her life, Cecelia must confront the demon who stole her innocence long ago. In “the execution, ” spoiled college student Bart Hansen has planned the perfect crime to get back at his condescending parents.

With the razor-sharp prose that has made Joyce Carol Oates a living legend, Evil Eye shows love as sporadically magical, mysterious, and murderous. The relationships between the damaged, sometimes monstrous individuals who people these pages will keep the reader riveted. Publishers Weekly, starred review.

And in “the flatbed, ” childhood trauma has prevented Cecelia from enjoying physical intimacy with a man. What he didn’t plan on was the resilience of his mother’s love, even in the face of death. Yet as their relationship blossoms, Lizbeth realizes that a menacing soul lies beneath Desmond’s perfect façade.

Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong #ad - When her husband’s first wife comes to visit, Mariana learns a terrible secret that threatens her marriage and sanity. A dazzling, disturbing, compelling, tour de force of Gothic suspense: four odd, ingeniously narrated tales that gain in power and resonance when read in conjunction with each other. The boston globe   “Exquisitely suspenseful.

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