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Author Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author.

Title Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars. : a novel / Joyce Carol Oates.

Publication Info. New York : ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    OATES,JOY    Available
 GDL Central Library Fiction    OATES,JOY    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 787 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Prologue -- I. The vigil. Wind chimes -- Lightning-struck -- The cruel sister -- Still alive -- The handclasp -- The vigil -- "Heir" -- The seed -- "Evidence" -- The swimmer -- The party -- Mutant -- The return of Whitey -- The blessing stopped -- The steady hand -- Going home -- II. The Siege. "What did you do with Daddy?" -- The strong one -- The Last Will & Testament of John Earle McClaren -- Taser -- The beneficiary -- The widow's orgy -- The shaking hand -- Sleepwalker -- III. Untitled: Widow. Mack the knife -- The teasing -- The anger -- The wave -- Demon Rakshasa -- Recurring dreams of the McClaren children -- May heat -- Visions at Dutchtown -- Keziahaya -- Untitled: Widow -- Dear Hugo -- IV. The stars. Enemies -- The dice -- Dear Hugo -- The hornets -- Black rush -- The handshake The braid -- The Last Will & Testament of Virgil McClaren -- Warning -- The murderous heart -- Justice -- The kiss -- Gone -- Thanksgiving 2011-- Wind chimes -- V. Gal√°pagos.
Summary "This novel provides an examination of contemporary America through the prism of a family tragedy: when a powerful parent dies, each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways, and his grieving widow in the most surprising way of all. Stark and penetrating, it's an exploration of psychological trauma, class warfare, grief, and eventual healing."--Publisher.
Subject Families -- Fiction.
Fathers -- Death -- Fiction.
Widows -- Fiction.
Death -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Psychic trauma -- Fiction.
Social classes -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
ISBN 9780062797582 (hardcover)
0062797581 (hardcover)

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