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Head of Zeus
Dis Mem Ber
06 Jun 2017 * EBOOK * £6.99 * 9781786693969

Seven feverishly unsettling works, confronting the dangers that surround us and the dangers that lurk within.

Fiction / FK (Horror)
Extent: 256 pages
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Also by Joyce Carol Oates
Dis Mem Berby Joyce Carol Oates

Seven unsettling works from one of our greatest literary imaginations.

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.

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-awardwinning author – including the National Book Award and the O Henry Award.

One of the world's greatest writers of suspense.

MARKET: Alice Munro; Angela Carter; Margaret Atwood.


'As usual with Oates, it is horribly readable, but driven by something disturbingly like genuine misanthropy' The Sunday Times

'Oates chillingly depicts the darkness lurking within the everyday' Daily Express

'These lured me in one by one. All were people focused, with a very strong sense of time and place and so very visual ... Groups should enjoy mulling over the way Oates so subtly drops ideas and moralities into her seemingly simple tales' Nudge Book

'A luscious smorgasbord of sinister stories whose characters are – or end up being – devastated, deranged or destroyed. Oates writes, with unnerving precision, about fears that lurk within each of us, and her work exposes the complexity and fragility of the human mind. The result is an anthology that is shocking, startling and unmissable' Promoting Crime

'Oates displays all her customary craft and intellect ... She is at her most macabre here' Sunday Herald

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