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Head of Zeus
Cardiff, by the Sea
Cardiff, by the Sea Joyce Carol Oates

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

From Joyce Carol Oates 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.

Head of Zeus * Fiction
07 Jan 2021 * 416pp * £5.99 * 9781800241428
REVIEWS
'Splendidly chilling quartet of previously unpublished novellas ... 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
PRAISE FOR JOYCE CAROL OATES:

'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'
 Guardian
Author
Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates is the winner of a host of prizes, including the National Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has written more than 70 books, and is Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University.
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