High Crime Area Tales of Darkness and Dread

by Joyce Carol Oates

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

High Crime Area Tales of Darkness and Dread Synopsis

A collection of darkly compelling tales from the unique imagination of Joyce Carol Oates. A young professor is convinced she's being followed, but when she confronts her shadow events take an unexpected turn...A promising student attempts to save her brother from his descent into madness, but she soon finds out there may be more to his world than to hers...A renowned author embarks on a grand tour of Europe, but soon his bad manners threaten to cost him more than he has to give...These biting and beautiful stories force us to confront, one by one, the demons within.

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High Crime Area Tales of Darkness and Dread Press Reviews

'These 'tales of darkness and dread' won't put you to sleep, but they'll give you more interesting nightmares.'
New York Review of Books

'A writer of extraordinary strengths.'
Guardian

'If the phrase 'woman of letters' existed, Joyce Carol Oates would be, foremost in this country, entitled to it'
John Updike

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ISBN: 9781784081614
Publication date: 04/12/2014
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784081614
Publication date: 4th December 2014
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction, Shorter Reads,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About 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.   Author photo © Marion Ettlinger

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