High crime area : tales of darkness and dread / Joyce Carol Oates
Book | The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc. | 2014 | First edition.

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Edition
First edition.
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vii, 247 pages ; 22 cm
Contents
The home at Craigmillnar -- High -- Toad-baby -- Demon -- Lorelei -- The rescuer -- The last man of letters -- High crime area.
Summary
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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Short stories. Selections
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9780802122650: $23.00
0802122655
9780802192134 (eBook)
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