Jack of Spades: A Tale of Suspense

Author:   Professor of Humanities Joyce Carol Oates (Late of Brown University)
Publisher:   Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
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9780802125057


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   26 May 2016
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Professor of Humanities Joyce Carol Oates (Late of Brown University)
Publisher:   Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Imprint:   Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Dimensions:   Width: 13.70cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 20.60cm
Weight:   0.249kg
ISBN:  

9780802125057


ISBN 10:   0802125050
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   26 May 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Just when you think you ve got her all figured out, Joyce Carol Oates sneaks up behind and confounds you yet again. She does it with a wicked flourish in Jack of Spades. New York Times Book Review Joyce Carol Oates fascination with the mind s creepier corners is amply demonstrated in Jack of Spades . . . the distinguished novelist s latest example of disturbing but compelling psychological suspense. Oates is smoothso smooth that readers barely notice how she tightens her silken noose of a plot around their throats. Seattle Times Suspenseful, fast-moving. St. Louis Post-Dispatch Entertaining, page-turning . . . [A] perfect summer read. Tampa Bay Times Oates s latest suspense tale follows the psychic takeover of Andrew J. Rush . . . by the secret persona he uses to pen lurid genre novels. For added fun, Oates garnishes this machismo-laden struggle with a leavening pinch of one of her favorite feminist topics: witchcraft. O Magazine, The Season s Best Mysteries & Thrillers Sleek and suspenseful . . . Readers are sure to be gripped and unsettled by [Oates's] depiction of a seemingly mild-mannered character whose psychopathology simmers frighteningly close to the surface. Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review) A great psychological noir novel . . . [A] tour de force . . . This tale of suspense makes for another high-caliber Oatesian outing, displaying flair, noir sophistication, and [Stephen] King-like flourishes. Library Journal (starred review) A chilling thriller . . . Gothic in its paranoia, but thoroughly modern in its observations on fame s destructive powers. Bustle A mystery writer slowly becomes subsumed by his dark alter ego in Oates tale of literary madness . . . With its homages to Poe . . . and the horror masters Jack of Spades so admires, this latest unsettling and chilling thriller from Oates does not disappoint. Kirkus Reviews Delightful. Times (UK) Joyce Carol Oates is known for her psychological thrillers, and she does not disappoint with her latest, Jack of Spades . . . Oates creates characters that make you think about the potential madness in others, something that, in the end, turns out to be more than a little scary. Missourian Playful . . . With Jack of Spades Ms. Oates places her cards on the table and shows us a Royal Straight Flush. Three Guys One Book A very good read . . . Oates does not let her fans downand she undoubtedly will pick up new ones with her latest effort. Bookreporter A fast-paced read filled with high drama and the expertly-rendered delineation of a writer s descent into madness. Lonesome Reader


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Joyce Carol Oates is the author of such national bestsellers as The Falls, Blonde, and We Were the Mulvaneys. Her other titles for The Mysterious Press include High Crime Area and The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares, which won the 2011 Bram Stoker Award for Short Horror Fiction. She is also the recipient of the National Book Award, for them, and the 2010 President's Medal for the Humanities.

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