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A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates

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A book of American martyrs
Title
A book of American martyrs
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When evangelical Luther Dunphy assassinates abortion doctor Augustus Voorhees, the two grieving families find their lives intricately linked. In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is a zealous evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God's will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town, while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic but self-regarding doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief. In her moving, keenly observed portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely--but with great empathy--confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society. A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred
Cataloging source
NRAND
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1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Assassination
  • Murder
  • Grief
  • Pro-life movement
  • Pro-choice movement
  • Physicians
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Evangelicalism
  • Ohio
Target audience
adult
Label
A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059680544
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st HarperLuxe Large Print edition.
Extent
1113 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062644428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)975248241
Label
A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059680544
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st HarperLuxe Large Print edition.
Extent
1113 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062644428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)975248241

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