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Beasts
by Joyce Carol Oates




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A young woman tumbles into a nightmare of decadent desire and corrupted innocence in a superb novella of suspense from National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates. Art and arson, the poetry of D. H. Lawrence and pulp pornography, hero-worship and sexual debasement, totems and taboos mix and mutate into a startling, suspenseful tale of how a sunny New England college campus descends into a lurid nightmare. A small gem.... Oates does not disappoint, nor does she waste a word.--The Washington Post Book World Oates often takes on sensational subject matter ... yet rarely has she done so with the churningly quiet understatement of ... Beasts.--Los Angeles Times A cunning fusion of Gothic romance and psychological horror story, and one of her best recent books.--Kirkus Reviews Oates's new novel is a slim one, but it packs a serious punch.--Associated Press Delicious ... Beasts is something of a jeu d'esprit noir.... The novella length is exactly right for it.--The New York Review of Books

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Overview

A young woman tumbles into a nightmare of decadent desire and corrupted innocence in a superb novella of suspense from National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates. Art and arson, the poetry of D. H. Lawrence and pulp pornography, hero-worship and sexual debasement, totems and taboos mix and mutate into a startling, suspenseful tale of how a sunny New England college campus descends into a lurid nightmare. A small gem.... Oates does not disappoint, nor does she waste a word.--The Washington Post Book World Oates often takes on sensational subject matter ... yet rarely has she done so with the churningly quiet understatement of ... Beasts.--Los Angeles Times A cunning fusion of Gothic romance and psychological horror story, and one of her best recent books.--Kirkus Reviews Oates's new novel is a slim one, but it packs a serious punch.--Associated Press Delicious ... Beasts is something of a jeu d'esprit noir.... The novella length is exactly right for it.--The New York Review of Books

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780786711031
  • ISBN-10: 0786711035
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publish Date: January 2003
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds

Series: Otto Penzler Books

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