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High Crime Area

Tales of Darkness and Dread

Oates, Joyce Carol

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
High Crime Area
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Joyce Carol Oates is an unparalleled investigator of human flaws. In these eight stories, she deftly tests the bonds between damaged individuals#151;a brother and sister, a teacher and student, two strangers on a subway#151;in the fearless prose for which she's become so celebrated. In the title story #147;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#151;just in case. But when she turns to confront her black, male shadow, the situation isn't what she expects. In #147;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 #147;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.
Publisher: New York :, The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc.,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 0802122655
9780802122650
Characteristics: vii, 247 pages ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Oates, Joyce Carol 1938-

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Apr 18, 2014
  • athena14 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I couldn't read these stories of ordinary life gone bad. I'd start one and be too scared to finish it.

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