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The Female of the Species by Joyce Carol Oates
  

The Female of the Species

Thriller / Suspense   Literary Fiction   
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Men Beware! In this collection of 9 short stories from Joyce Carol Oates, one of America’s most eminent authors, she explores why size and strength count for nothing when you have guile, cunning and passion to name but three. Each story is beautifully written and constructed just waiting to be devoured.

If you like Joyce Carol Oates you might also like to read books by Barbara Kingsolver, Tom Wolfe and John Updike.

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Synopsis

The Female of the Species by Joyce Carol Oates

Contains tales, tales in which women are confronted by the evil around them and surprised by the evil they find within themselves. This book demonstrates why the females of the species - be they six-year-old girls, seemingly devoted wives, or ageing mothers - are by nature more deadly than the males.

About the Author

Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates, a recipient of the National Book Award , is one of the most highly respected novelists, critic, playwright, poet and author of short stories. Her most recent novels include ‘Break Heart Blues’ and ‘Man Crazy’. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. Her highly acclaimed last novel ‘Blonde’, published in 2000, was shortlisted for the National Book Award.

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Book Info

Publication date

18th May 2006

Author

Joyce Carol Oates

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Hardback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Literary Fiction


ISBN

9781905204106

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

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