The Sacrifice

Author:   Professor of Humanities Joyce Carol Oates (Late of Brown University)
Publisher:   HarperLuxe
Edition:   Large type / large print edition
ISBN:  

9780062391698


Pages:   448
Publication Date:   27 January 2015
Format:   Paperback
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When a teenage girl is the alleged victim of an act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades. In this magisterial work of fiction, Joyce Carol Oates explores the uneasy fault lines in a racially troubled society and reveals that there must always be a sacrifice--of innocence, truth, trust, and, ultimately, of lives. Unfolding in a succession of multiracial voices, in a community transfixed by this alleged crime and the spectacle unfolding around it, this profound novel exposes what--and who--the sacrifice actually is, and what consequences these kinds of events hold for us all. The Sacrifice is a chilling exploration of the enduring trauma of the past, modern racial and class tensions, the power of secrets, and the primal decisions we all make to protect those we love.

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Author:   Professor of Humanities Joyce Carol Oates (Late of Brown University)
Publisher:   HarperLuxe
Imprint:   HarperLuxe
Edition:   Large type / large print edition
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 24.10cm
Weight:   0.454kg
ISBN:  

9780062391698


ISBN 10:   0062391690
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   27 January 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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[A] provocative new novel...For more than half a century, [Oates] has been going where others fear to tread... The Sacrifice is...so plugged into the national ethos of today that we want to look away in shame. --Buffalo News


Oates fully intends to make readers squirm. But for all its headline brashness, visceral magnification, and societal melodrama, The Sacrifice is laced with striking psychological subtleties, painful ironies, and flashes of tenderness and wit. A sure-fire catalyst for meaningful discussion.--Booklist (starred review)


Joyce Carol Oates [...] is simply the most consistently inventive, brilliant, curious and creative writer going, as far as I'm concerned.--Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl


Author Information

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.

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