From the towering imagination of literary icon Joyce Carol Oates comes seven feverishly unsettling works.
A precocious eleven-year-old, in thrall to the mysterious black sheep of the family, climbs into his sky-blue Chevy to be driven to an uncertain, unforgettable, fate. A university student becomes obsessed with the murder of a female classmate as her own sense of self deteriorates. A recent widow grieves inside her lakefront home and fantasizes about transforming into a great flying predator – unerring and pitiless in the hunt.
These meticulously crafted, deeply disquieting stories confront the dangers that surround us, and the dangers that lurk within.