Evil Eye by Joyce Carol Oates audiobook

Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong

By Joyce Carol Oates
Read by Donna Postel , Luci Christian , Chris Patton , and Tamara Marston

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9780802120472

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665158503

  • ISBN: 9781665158480

  • ISBN: 9781665158497

Runtime: 6.46 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2013 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award Nominee

Readers know that few authors are able to create an atmosphere of unease and terror as well as Oates, a fact confirmed by the four novellas presented here.

In the title story, “Evil Eye,” a young woman has recently become the fourth wife of a highly demanding man. When his first wife comes to stay with them, she warns the new bride that her husband is insane, and that she must find a way to protect herself. In “So Near Anytime Always,” a fateful meeting in a library leads to a boy's obsessive interest in a teenage girl. In “The Execution,” spoiled college student Bart Hansen has forgotten to factor in one person in his plan to commit the perfect, brutal crime: his mother. And in “The Flatbed,” a beautiful young woman struggles with frigidity until a shocking act releases her.

All the novellas in this collection revolve around the theme of love gone wrong—horribly, shockingly wrong.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Exquisitely suspenseful…The relationships between the damaged, sometimes monstrous individuals who people these pages will keep the reader riveted.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Shrewd and unnerving…Oates’s deft tales of vulnerable women with surprisingly deep reservoirs of strength and a capacity for revenge are infused with wry and knowing commentary on the battle between the sexes, the justice system, and the consequences of entitlement.” Booklist
“With her focus on deviant and twisted characters, Oates continues to be a worthy descendant of the gothic tradition of Edgar Allan Poe.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Joyce Carol Oates

Author Bio: Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates, an award-winning author of fiction, nonfiction, short stories, plays, and novellas, is the author of some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including two New York Times bestsellers. Her books have won the National Book Award, O. Henry Award, the Jerusalem Prize, and the National Humanities Medal, among others. Her work has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize several times. She has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 6.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English