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The Resource Dis mem Ber : and other stories of mystery and suspense, Joyce Carol Oates

Dis mem Ber : and other stories of mystery and suspense, Joyce Carol Oates

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Dis mem Ber : and other stories of mystery and suspense
Title
Dis mem Ber
Title remainder
and other stories of mystery and suspense
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Title variation
Dismember
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Seven unsettling works from one of our greatest literary imaginations. A precocious eleven-year-old girl, in thrall to the mysterious black sheep of the family, climbs into his sky-blue Chevy for a drive into the unknown...A university transfer student becomes increasingly obsessed with the murder of a female classmate, placing her own sense of self in peril...A recent widow fantasizes about transforming into a great flying predator, unerring and pitiless in the hunt...A trusting group of bird-watchers is borne to a remote part of the globe, and to a harrowing fate...These meticulously crafted, deeply disquieting stories confront the dangers that surround us, and the dangers that lurk within
  • "Joyce Carol Oates is renowned for her rare ability to "illuminate the mind's most disturbing corners" (Seattle Times). That genius is on full display in her new collection of seven feverishly unsettling works, DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense. In the title story, a precocious eleven-year-old named Jill is in thrall to an older male relative, the mysterious, attractive black sheep of the family. Without telling her parents Jill climbs into his sky-blue Chevy to be driven to an uncertain, and unforgettable, fate. In "The Drowned Girl," a university transfer student becomes increasingly obsessed with the drowning/murder of another female student, as her own sense of self begins to deteriorate. In "Great Blue Heron," a recent widow grieves inside the confines of her lakefront home and fantasises about transforming into that great flying predator-unerring and pitiless in the hunt. And in the final story, "Welcome to Friendly Skies," a trusting group of bird-watchers is borne to a remote part of the globe, to a harrowing fate. At the heart of this meticulously crafted, deeply disquieting collection are girls and women confronting the danger around them, and the danger hidden inside their turbulent selves"--
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A latest collection of stories by the best-selling author of We Were the Mulvaneys focuses on the inner lives of vulnerable female protagonists struggling through victimization, provocation or deep emotional unrest to commit violent retaliatory acts
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Tone
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Character
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10565234
Cataloging source
AUNTL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1938-
  • 1938-
  • 1938-
  • 1938-
  • 1938-
  • 1938-
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  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
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True
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  • Girls
  • Women
  • Danger perception
Target audience
general
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and other stories of mystery and suspense
Label
Dis mem Ber : and other stories of mystery and suspense, Joyce Carol Oates
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Publication
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"A Mysterious Press book"--Title page
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Dis mem ber -- The crawl space -- Heartbreak -- The drowned girl -- The situations -- Great blue heron -- Welcome to friendly skies!
Control code
000059975011
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781786693983
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981714338
Label
Dis mem Ber : and other stories of mystery and suspense, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Mysterious Press book"--Title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dis mem ber -- The crawl space -- Heartbreak -- The drowned girl -- The situations -- Great blue heron -- Welcome to friendly skies!
Control code
000059975011
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781786693983
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981714338

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