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High Crime Area

Tales Of Darkness And Dread

By Joyce Carol Oates, 1938- author

Joyce Carol Oates is an unparalleled investigator of human flaws. In these eight stories, she deftly tests the bonds between damaged individuals—a brother and sister, a teacher and student, two strangers on a subway—in the fearless prose for which she’s become so celebrated.

In the title story “High Crime Area,” a white, aspiring professor is convinced she is being followed. No need to panic, she has a handgun stowed away in her purse—just in case. But when she turns to confront her black, male shadow, the situation isn’t what she expects. In “The Rescuer,” a promising graduate student detours to inner city Trenton, New Jersey to save her brother from a downward spiral. But she soon finds out there may be more to his world than to hers. And in “The Last Man of Letters,” the world-renowned author X embarks on a final grand tour of Europe. He has money, fame, but not a whole lot of manners. A little thing like etiquette couldn’t bring a man like X down, could it?

In these biting and beautiful stories, Oates confronts, one by one, the demons within us. Sometimes it’s the human who wins, and sometimes it’s the demon.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780802122650


Format: Book
Author: Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author
Title: High crime area : tales of darkness and dread / Joyce Carol Oates.
Publisher Date: New York : The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc., [2014]
Isbn: 9780802122650 0802122655
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 12
Call Number: F Oates
Oclc: 872625380
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Bib Id: 505361

Format: Book
Author: Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author.
Title: High crime area : tales of darkness and dread / Joyce Carol Oates.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc., [2014]
Description: vii, 247 pages ; 22 cm
Other Author: Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Home at Craigmillnar.
Other Author: Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- High.
Other Author: Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Toad-baby.
Other Author: Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Demon.
Other Author: Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Lorelei.
Other Author: Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Rescuer.
Other Author: Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Last man of letters.
Other Title: Short stories. Selections
Contents: The home at Craigmillnar -- High -- Toad-baby -- Demon -- Lorelei -- The rescuer -- The last man of letters -- High crime area.
LCCN: bl2014009154
ISBN: 9780802122650
ISBN: 0802122655
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 12
Call Number: F Oates