Faithless: Tales of Transgression by Joyce Carol Oates
In this collection of twenty-one unforgettable stories, Joyce Carol Oates explores the mysterious private lives of men and women with vivid, unsparing precision and sympathy. By turns interlocutor and interpreter, magician and realist, she dissects the psyches of ordinary people and their potential for good and evil with chilling understatement and lasting power.
Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been several times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. Her most recent novel is A Book of American Martyrs. She 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.
Princeton, New Jersey
Date of Birth:
June 16, 1938
Place of Birth:
Lockport, New York
B.A., Syracuse University, 1960; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1961
In 1975 Genna Hewett-Meade's college roommate died a mysterious, violent death partway through their freshman
year. Minette Swift had been assertive, fiercely individualistic, and one of the few black girls at their exclusive, enlightened college—and Genna, daughter of a prominent ...
One of America’s most acclaimed novelists boldly re-imagines one of America’s most enduring icons in
Blonde—the National Book Award-nominated bestseller by Joyce Carol Oates. The legend of Marilyn Monroe—aka Norma Jeane Baker—comes provocatively alive in this powerful tale of ...
A mesmerizing novel that examines grief, faith, justice, and the atrocities of war through the
story of a young girl's disappearance in a small adirondack townZeno mayfield's daughter has disappeared into the night, gone missing in the wilds of the ...
It is 1950 and, after a disastrous honeymoon night, Ariah Erskine's young husband throws himself
into the roaring waters of Niagara Falls. Ariah, the Widow Bride of the Falls, begins a relentless seven-day vigil in the mist, waiting for his ...
Anellia is a young student who, though gifted with a penetrating intelligence, is drastically inclined
to obsession. Funny, mordant, and compulsive, she falls passionately in love with a brilliant yet elusive black philosophy student. But she is tested most severely ...
From Joyce Carol Oates, an exquisite, psychologically complex thriller about opposing forces within the mind
of one ambitious writer and the delicate line between genius and madness.Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of critical and commercial success most authors ...
A deeply intimate psychological portrait of a young woman's tragic childhood, her reinvention as a
successful young artist in the literary circles of 1950s New York City, and her struggle to understand and overcome the trauma of her past.Growing up ...
In Salthill-on-Hudson, a half-hour train ride from Manhattan, everyone is rich, beautiful, and -- though
they look much younger -- middle-aged. But when Adam Berendt, a charismatic, mysterious sculptor, dies suddenly in a brash act of heroism, shock waves rock ...