The Resource Pursuit, Joyce Carol Oates

Pursuit, Joyce Carol Oates

Label
Pursuit
Title
Pursuit
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As a child, Abby had the same recurring nightmare night after night, in which she wandered through a field ridden with human skulls and bones. Now an adult, Abby thinks she's outgrown her demons, until, the evening before her wedding, the terrible dream returns and forces her to confront the dark secrets from her past she has kept from her new husband, Willem. The following day - less than 24 hours after exchanging vows - Abby steps out into traffic. As his wife lies in her hospital bed, sleeping in fits and starts, Willem tries to determine whether this was an absentminded accident or a premeditated plunge, and he quickly discovers a mysterious set of clues about what his wife might be hiding. Why, for example is there a rash-like red mark circling her wrist? What does she dream about that causes her to wake from the sound of her own screams? Slowly, Abby begins to open up to her husband, revealing to him what she has never shared with anyone before - the story of a terrified mother; a jealous, drug addled father; and a daughter's terrifying captivity."--Publisher description
Summary
As a child, Abby had the same recurring nightmare night after night, in which she wandered through a field ridden with human skulls and bones. Now an adult, Abby thinks she’s outgrown her demons, until, the evening before her wedding, the terrible dream returns and forces her to confront the dark secrets from her past she has kept from her new husband, Willem. The following day—less than 24 hours after exchanging vows—Abby steps out into traffic. As his wife lies in her hospital bed, sleeping in fits and starts, Willem tries to determine whether this was an absentminded accident or a premeditated plunge, and he quickly discovers a mysterious set of clues about what his wife might be hiding
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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10805072
Cataloging source
YDX
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1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Married women
  • Nightmares
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Family secrets
  • Abused children
  • Suicidal behavior
Target audience
adult
Label
Pursuit, Joyce Carol Oates
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066064651
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781838933036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1108519664
Label
Pursuit, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066064651
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781838933036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1108519664

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