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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
In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God's will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief. In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society. A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred
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
NjBwBT
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
736 pages
Isbn
9780062643049
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
bl2016053525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
736 pages
Isbn
9780062643049
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
bl2016053525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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