By Joyce Carol Oates
An Otto Penzler Book
The desire for love—obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable—takes us to forbidden areas, as within the chilling global of Give Me Your Heart, a brand new choice of tales by way of the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates.
In the suspenseful “Strip Poker,” a reckless adolescent woman needs to have the ability of turning the tables on a meeting of more and more threatening younger men—Can she “outplay” them? within the award-winning “Smother!” a tender woman’s nightmare reminiscence of early life brings hassle on her professor-mother—Which of them will “win”? In “Split/Brain” a girl who has blundered right into a deadly state of affairs confronts the opportunity of saving herself—Will she take it? In “The First Husband,” a jealous guy discovers that his spouse turns out to have lied approximately her first marriage, and exacts a merciless revenge, years after the very fact. In those and different strong stories, young children veer past their mom and dad’ keep watch over, other halves and husbands get up to discover that they infrequently comprehend one another, haunted pasts intervene upon doubtful futures, and people who convey us the main damage could be the nearest handy.
In ten razor-sharp tales, nationwide ebook Award winner Joyce Carol Oates indicates that the main lethal mysteries usually start at domestic.
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Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates