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A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates

Label
A book of American martyrs
Title
A book of American martyrs
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two families. Two faces of America. An act of violence with far-reaching consequences. Gus Voorhees is a pioneer in the advancement of women's reproductive rights and a controversial abortion provider in the American Midwest. One morning as he arrives at his clinic, he is ambushed by a hardline Christian, Luther Dunphy, and shot dead. The killing leaves in its wake two fatherless families: the Voorheeses, who are affluent, highly educated, secular and pro-choice, and the Dunphys, their opposite on all counts. When the daughters of the two families, Naomi Voorhees and Dawn Dunphy, glimpse each other at the trial of Luther Dunphy, their initial response is mutual hatred. But their lives are tangled together forever by what has happened, and throughout the years to come and the events that follow, neither can quite forget the other. A heart-rending reckoning with some of the most incendiary issues that divide us in our troubled times - religious extremism; abortion; gun violence; capital punishment - this is a novel Joyce Carol Oates was born to write. To listen to it is to encounter the full spectrum of humanity - its ugliness, misery, beauty and hope
Summary
Traces the intricately linked lives of a grieving family and an ardent Evangelical patriarch who has assassinated a small-town abortion doctor in the name of God
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery or Thriller, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550786
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Assassination
  • Murder
  • Grief
  • Pro-life movement
  • Pro-choice movement
  • Physicians
  • Abortion
  • Trials (Murder)
  • United States
  • Ohio
Target audience
general
Label
A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First HarperLuxe large print edition.
Extent
xiii, 1113 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062644428
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
bl2017005032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)961040195
Label
A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First HarperLuxe large print edition.
Extent
xiii, 1113 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062644428
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
bl2017005032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)961040195

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