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One of the most acclaimed writers in the world today, the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates follows up her searing, New York Times bestselling memoir, A Widow’s Story, with an extraordinary new work of fiction. Mudwoman is a riveting psychological thriller, taut with dark suspense, that explores the high price of repression in the life of a respected university president teetering on the precipice of a nervous breakdown. Like Daphne DuMaurier’s gothic masterwork, Rebecca, and the classic ghost story, The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, Oates’s Mudwoman is a chilling page-turner that hinges on the power of the imagination and the blurry lines between the real and the invented—and it stands tall among the author’s most powerful and beloved works, including The Falls, The Gravedigger’s Daughter, and We Were the Mulvaneys.
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
Finally returned to print in a beautiful new trade paperback edition, comes Joyce Carol Oates’
lost classic: a satirical, often surreal, and beautifully plotted Gothic Romance that follows the exploits of the audacious Zinn sisters, whose 19th century pursuit of ...
A wealthy and notorious clan, the Bellefleurs live in a region not unlike the Adirondacks,
in an enormous mansion on the shores of mythic Lake Noir. They own vast lands and profitable businesses, they employ their neighbors, and they influence ...
New York Times Bestselling AuthorA young girl’s disappearance rocks a community and a family, in
this stirring examination of grief, faith, justice, and the atrocities of war, the latest from literary legend Joyce Carol Oates Zeno Mayfield’s daughter has disappeared ...
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 ...
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 ...
These tales are so tall they touch the sky! From Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott
King Honor artist Christopher Myers and Zora Neale Hurston.While traveling in the Gulf States in the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston, author of the classic Their ...
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 ...