Give Me Your Heart

Tales of Mystery and Suspense
Product Number: EB00030841
Released: Jan 07, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547504636
Publisher: Mariner Books
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An Otto Penzler Book The need for love-obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable-takes us to forbidden places, as in the chilling world of Give Me Your Heart, a new collection of stories by the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates. In the suspenseful "Strip Poker," a reckless adolescent girl must find a way of turning the tables on a gathering of increasingly threatening young men-Can she "outplay" them? In the award-winning "Smother!" a young woman's nightmare memory of childhood brings trouble on her professor-mother-Which of them will "win"? In "Split/Brain" a woman who has blundered into a lethal situation confronts the possibility of saving herself-Will she take it? In "The First Husband," a jealous man discovers that his wife seems to have lied about her first marriage, and exacts a cruel revenge, years after the fact. In these and other powerful tales, children veer beyond their parents' control, wives and husbands wake up to find that they hardly know each other, haunted pasts intrude upon uncertain futures, and those who bring us the most harm may be the nearest at hand. In ten razor-sharp stories, National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates shows that the most deadly mysteries often begin at home.

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Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Original Publish Date: Jan 07, 2011

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Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Genre: Mystery
Product Number DC977
Released: Jan 07, 2011
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Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781609981457
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