Night, neon : tales of mystery and suspense / Joyce Carol Oates.
- ISBN: 9781638083030
- ISBN: 1638083037
- Physical Description: 398 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
- Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
- Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2022.
- Copyright: ©2021
Regular print version previously published by Penzler Publishers / The Mysterious Press.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Detour -- Curious -- Miss Golden Dreams 1949 -- Wanting -- Parole hearing, California Institution for Women, Chino, CA -- Intimacy -- The flagellant -- Vaping: a user's manual -- Night, neon.
"From literary icon Joyce Carol Oates comes a brand-new collection of haunting and, at times, darkly humorous mystery and suspense stories. These are tales of psyches pushed to their limits by the expectations of everyday life--from a woman who gets lost on her drive home to her plush suburban home and ends up breaking into a stranger's house, to a first-person account of a cloned 1940s magazine pinup girl being sold at auction and embodying America's ideals of beauty and womanhood. Taken as a whole, the collection forms a poignant tapestry of regular people searching for their place in a social hierarchy, often with devastating and disastrous results. Rendered with stylish, fresh writing from an author who continues to push the envelope, the stories deftly weave in and out of a stream-of-consciousness to reflect the ways we process traumatic experiences and impart that uncertainty and uneasiness to the reader."-- Provided by publisher.
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