A collection of darkly compelling tales from the unique imagination of Joyce Carol Oates.
A young professor is convinced she's being followed, but when she confronts her shadow all is not as it seems...
A promising student attempts to save her brother from his descent into madness, but finds there may be more to his world than hers...
An elderly nun is found dead in her care home, but was it old age or dark secrets that killed her...
These biting and beautiful stories force us to confront, one by one, the demons within.
Head of Zeus * Fiction
04 Dec 2014 * 256pp * £6.99 * 9781784081607
'These 'tales of darkness and dread' won't put you to sleep, but they'll give you more interesting nightmares'
New York Review of Books
'A writer of extraordinary strengths'
'If the phrase 'woman of letters' existed, Joyce Carol Oates would be, foremost in this country, entitled to it'
'Oates perfectly captures the atmosphere of fear and well-meaning misunderstanding. And I loved 'The Last Man of Letters' a brutally funny portrait of a ghastly old literary celebrity heading for his comeuppance'
Joyce Carol Oates, literary icon, is the author of more than 70 books, including the bestselling novels We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde. Among her many honours are the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and the National Book Award. Oates is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. Follow Joyce on @JoyceCarolOates
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