HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780062356956

ISBN-10 006235695X


Number of Pages 432 Pages
Language (English)

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Lovely, Dark, Deep, Joyce Carol Oatess latest collection of stories, is Oates at her best - dark, eerie and unflinching. In 'Mastiff,' a woman and a man discover themselves in an erotic bond forged out of terror and gratitude, in 'Sex with Camel,' a 16-year-old boy accompanying his grandmother to a hospital for tests realizes how deeply he loves her and how vulnerable such love makes him, in'The Disappearing,'a woman fears that her husband is disappearing from their life together and becomes obsessed with observing him, in 'A Book of Martyrs,' the end of a pregnancy by abortion brings with it the end of a relationship, in 'Roadside Shrine,Forked River, NJ the spirit of a teenaged boy whod died in a car crash ruminates upon his life and abrupt death and in the title story,'Lovely, Dark & Deep,' the elderly Robert Frost is visited by an unsettling young woman interviewer who seems to know a good deal more about his life than she should.

About the Author Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction,and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde,which was nominated for the National Book Award, the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina and The Accursed, also a New York Times bestseller.

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