My Heart Laid Bare

Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Series: Gothic Saga Series No: 4
Original Publish Date: Apr 28, 2020
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Product Number: Z100157636
Released: Apr 28, 2020
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ISBN: #9780063022461
Narrator/s: Danny Campbell
Publisher: HarperAudio
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New York Times Bestselling Author Finally returned to print, a haunting gothic tale that illuminates the fortunes and misfortunes of a 19th-century immigrant family of confidence artistsA??a story of morality, duplicity, and retribution that explores the depths of human manipulation and vulnerability A??Oates . . . rarely falters throughout this epic. . . . An American tragedy.A?A??People A??My Heart Laid Bare shows Oates at her most playful, extravagant and inventive.A?A??The San Francisco Chronicle The patriarch of the Licht family, Abraham has raised a brood of talented con artists, children molded in his image, and experts in The Game, his calling and philosophy of life. Traveling from one small town to the next across the continent, from the Northeast to the frontier West, they skillfully swindle unsuspecting victims, playing on their greed, lust, pride, and small-mindedness. Despite their success, Abraham cannot banish a past that haunts him: the ghost of his ancestor Sarah Licht, a former con woman who met with a gruesome fate. As Abraham moves his family from town to town, involving them in more and more complex and impressive schemes, he finds himself caught between the specter of Sarah and the growing terrors of his present. As his carefully crafted lies and schemes begin to fracture and disintegrate before his eyes, Abraham discovers that the bond of family is as tenuous and treacherous as the tricks he perpetrates upon unsuspecting strangers.

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Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Narrator(s): Danny Campbell
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Released: Apr 28, 2020
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Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
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