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High Crime Area: Tales of Darkness and Dread
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date June 9, 2015
Pages 247
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802123749
ISBN-10 0802123740
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
Joyce Carol Oates is an unparalleled investigator of human personality. In these eight stories, she deftly tests the bonds between damaged individuals—brother and sister, teacher and student, two lonesome strangers on a subway—in the fearless prose for which she’s become so celebrated. In the title story, a white, aspiring professor in Detroit tries to shake a black, male shadow during the summer of the city’s 1967 race riots. In “The Rescuer,” a promising graduate student detours to inner city Trenton, New Jersey, to save her brother from a downward spiral, but finds herself entranced by his dangerous new world. Meanwhile, a young woman of a much different breed prowls the New York City subways in search of her perfect man in “Lorelei.” In eight these biting and beautiful pieces, Oates confronts the demons within us. In the end, sometimes it’s the human who wins, and sometimes it’s the demon.

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