Black Dahlia & White Rose

Stories

by Joyce Carol Oates

On Sale: 09/11/2012

Black Dahlia & White Rose

Stories

by Joyce Carol Oates

On Sale: 09/11/2012

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About the Book

“A mesmerizing storyteller who seems almost unnaturally able to enter the tormented inner lives of her characters.”
Denver Post

Black Dahlia & White Rose is a brilliant collection of short fiction from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.  These stores, at once lyrical and unsettling, shine with the author’s trademark fascination with finding the unpredictable amidst the prosaic—from her imaginative recreation of  friendship between two tragically doomed young women (Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Short), to the tale of an infidelity as deeply human as it is otherworldly. Black Dahlia & White Rose is a major offering from one of the most important artists in contemporary American literature; a superb collection that showcases Joyce Carol Oates’s ferocious energy and darkly imaginative storytelling power.

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Critical Praise

“This latest collection... showcases [Oates’s] talent for imbuing mundane events with menace and the kind of irony that springs from narrow brushes with disaster… Oates’ hypnotic prose ensures that readers will be unable to look away.” - Kirkus Reviews

“[A] masterfully honed collection of dark tales… With precision and force, the ever-mesmerizing Oates rips open the scrim of ordinariness to expose the chaos that undermines every human notion of control, reason, and sanctuary.” - Booklist

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062195692
  • ISBN 10: 0062195697
  • Imprint: Ecco
  • On Sale: 09/11/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price:31.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General

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