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The Resource Babysitter, Joyce Carol Oates

Babysitter, Joyce Carol Oates

Label
Babysitter
Title
Babysitter
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the waning days of the 1970s, the lives of several residents of Detroit and its affluent white suburbs are drawn together following the disappearance of yet another child. Hannah, a wife and mother, begins an affair with a darkly charismatic stranger; Mikey, a young street hustler, finds himself on an unexpected mission to rectify injustice; and then there's the child serial killer known as Babysitter, an enigmatic and elusive figure at the periphery of elite Detroit, who has always been impossible to identify and immune to retribution. As Babysitter continues to strike-sending the city and its surroundings into pandemonium-these characters intersect, jeopardize one another, and are pushed to their limits. Suspenseful, brilliant, and wholly engrossing, Babysitter asks what we would risk for a chance at a new life, and how to protect all we cherish most. A scathing indictment of the corrupt politics, unexamined racism, and sexual predation in America, Babysitter is a thrilling novel and an absolute force"--
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missing children
  • Kidnapping
  • Adultery
  • Serial murderers
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Detroit (Mich.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Babysitter, Joyce Carol Oates
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Portions of the work originally appeared as 'Babysitter' in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine(2006) and were subsequently collected in Horror: The Best of the Yer (2006) (Prime Books, 2006)"-- Title page verso
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
000072505807
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9780008536817
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2021047501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1343854601
Label
Babysitter, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Portions of the work originally appeared as 'Babysitter' in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine(2006) and were subsequently collected in Horror: The Best of the Yer (2006) (Prime Books, 2006)"-- Title page verso
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
000072505807
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9780008536817
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2021047501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1343854601

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