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Evil Eye [compact Disc]

Four Novellas Of Love Gone Wrong

By Joyce Carol Oates, 1938-

Readers know that few authors are able to create an atmosphere of unease and terror as well as Oates, a fact confirmed by the four novellas presented here.

In the title story, “Evil Eye,” a young woman has recently become the fourth wife of a highly demanding man. When his first wife comes to stay with them, she warns the new bride that her husband is insane, and that she must find a way to protect herself. In “So Near Anytime Always,” a fateful meeting in a library leads to a boy's obsessive interest in a teenage girl. In “The Execution,” spoiled college student Bart Hansen has forgotten to factor in one person in his plan to commit the perfect, brutal crime: his mother. And in “The Flatbed,” a beautiful young woman struggles with frigidity until a shocking act releases her.

All the novellas in this collection revolve around the theme of love gone wrong—horribly, shockingly wrong.

Format

Nonmusical Sound Recording

Availability

1 available at Northeast
  • CD F Oates [6 DISC], Book on CD Fiction
1 available at St. Andrews (Broad River)
  • CD F Oates [6 DISC], Book on CD Fiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781611749601


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
Summary: In "Evil Eye," we meet Mariana, the young 4th wife of a prominent intellectual. When her husband's brazen first wife visits one night, Mariana learns a terrible secret that could be a harbinger of doom for her marriage and very soul. In "So Near, Anytime, Always," shy teenager Lizbeth meets Desmond, a charming boy who offers this introverted girl the first sparks of young romance. Yet just as their relationship begins to blossom, Lizbeth realizes that beneath Desmond's perfect facade lies a dark soul that could wreak havoc on Lizbeth and her loved ones. In "The Execution," spoiled college student Bart Hansen has planned the perfect, brutal crime to get back at his parents for their years of condescension. Yet what he didn't plan for is a mother whose love is more resilent than he could have ever imagined, who threatens to derail his carefully laid-out plans. And in "The Flat-Bed," childhood trauma has prevented Cecelia from enjoying the pleasures of physical intimacy with a man, but when she finally meets the love of her life, Cecelia realizes that finding intimacy will mean coming face-to-face with the despicable man from her past who robbed her of her innocence years ago.
Title: Evil eye [compact disc] : four novellas of love gone wrong / Joyce Carol Oates.
Publisher Date: [Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, 2013.
Subject: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781611749601
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Oates
Oclc: 843923993
Upc: 9781611749601
Bib Id: 444879

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
Summary: In "Evil Eye," we meet Mariana, the young 4th wife of a prominent intellectual. When her husband's brazen first wife visits one night, Mariana learns a terrible secret that could be a harbinger of doom for her marriage and very soul. In "So Near, Anytime, Always," shy teenager Lizbeth meets Desmond, a charming boy who offers this introverted girl the first sparks of young romance. Yet just as their relationship begins to blossom, Lizbeth realizes that beneath Desmond's perfect facade lies a dark soul that could wreak havoc on Lizbeth and her loved ones. In "The Execution," spoiled college student Bart Hansen has planned the perfect, brutal crime to get back at his parents for their years of condescension. Yet what he didn't plan for is a mother whose love is more resilent than he could have ever imagined, who threatens to derail his carefully laid-out plans. And in "The Flat-Bed," childhood trauma has prevented Cecelia from enjoying the pleasures of physical intimacy with a man, but when she finally meets the love of her life, Cecelia realizes that finding intimacy will mean coming face-to-face with the despicable man from her past who robbed her of her innocence years ago.
Title: Evil eye [compact disc] : four novellas of love gone wrong / Joyce Carol Oates.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: [Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, 2013.
Description: 6 sound discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Postel, Donna.
Other Author: Christian, Luci.
Other Author: Patton, Chris, 1970-
Other Author: Marston, Tamara
Notes: Title from web page.
Notes: Compact disc.
Notes: Read by Donna Postel, Luci Christian, Chris Patton, and Tamara Marston.
Contents: Evil eye -- So near anytime always -- The execution -- The flatbed.
ISBN: 9781611749601
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Oates
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