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Head of Zeus
Cardiff, by the Sea
07 Jan 2021 * TRADE PAPERBACK * £14.99 * 9781800241404

A collection of four never-before-seen novellas. In these psychologically daring, chillingly suspenseful pieces, Joyce Carol Oates writes about women facing threats past and present.

Fiction / FA (Fiction)
Extent: 416 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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High Crime Area
Evil Eye
Jack of Spades
High Crime Area
The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror
The Corn Maiden
Dis Mem Ber
Jack of Spades
Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense
Night, Neon
The Corn Maiden
Extenuating Circumstances
Daddy Love
Evil Eye
Dis Mem Ber
Also by Joyce Carol Oates
Cardiff, by the Seaby Joyce Carol Oates

From Joyce Carol Oates, literary icon and author of BLONDE, now a major motion picture, come four psychologically daring and chillingly suspenseful stories where women face threats both past and present.

A Pennsylvania academic unearths a terrifying trauma from her past after inheriting a house in Cardiff, Maine from a stranger. A lonely pubescent girl befriends a feral cat that protects her from the increasingly aggressive men that surround her.

A brilliant but shy college sophomore realizes she is pregnant and, distraught, allows a distinguished visiting professor to take her under his wing. And a widower remarries, but finds his young bride haunted by his dead wife's voice dancing in the wind.

'A stylish, suspenseful quartet of novellas tinged with the supernatural.' Daily Mail

Reviews for Joyce Carol Oates:

'A writer of extraordinary strengths.' Guardian
'Oates chillingly depicts the darkness lurking within the everyday.' Sunday Express
'Both haunting and sublime.' Literary Review
'Splendidly chilling.' Financial Times
'Visceral, psychologically involving, and socially astute.' Booklist

Joyce Carol Oates, literary icon, is the author of more than 70 books, including the bestselling novels We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde. Among her many honours are the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and the National Book Award. Oates is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. Follow Joyce on @JoyceCarolOates

Multi-award winning and critically acclaimed author.

Four new novellas from one of the world's greatest writers of suspense.

MARKET: Alice Munro; Flannery O'Connor.

'A splendidly chilling quartet... Oates' world is full of iniquities, and grisly ways to rectify them. But it's a world sharp with reality, for all its ghouls and sorrows' Financial Times

'The admirably unflagging Oates returns with a stylish, suspenseful quartet of novellas tinged with the supernatural' Daily Mail

'Both haunting and sublime' Literary Review.
'An unsettling read worth every resulting jump in the night... [Oates is a] literary goddess' Daily Mail.
'As usual with Oates, it is horribly readable, but driven by something disturbingly like genuine misanthropy' Sunday Times.
'Oates chillingly depicts the darkness lurking within the everyday' Sunday Express.
'A writer of extraordinary strengths'

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