Dis Mem Ber

Dis Mem Ber

And Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense

Book - 2017
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Joyce Carol Oates is renowned for her rare ability to "illuminate the mind's most disturbing corners" ( Seattle Times ). That genius is on full display in her new collection of seven feverishly unsettling works, DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense .

In the title story, a precocious eleven-year-old named Jill is in thrall to an older male relative, the mysterious, attractive black sheep of the family. Without telling her parents Jill climbs into his sky-blue Chevy to be driven to an uncertain, and unforgettable, fate. In "The Drowned Girl," a university transfer student becomes increasingly obsessed with the drowning/murder of another female student, as her own sense of self begins to deteriorate. In "Great Blue Heron," a recent widow grieves inside the confines of her lakefront home and fantasizes about transforming into that great flying predator--unerring and pitiless in the hunt. And in the final story, "Welcome to Friendly Skies," a trusting group of bird-watchers is borne to a remote part of the globe, to a harrowing fate.

At the heart of this meticulously crafted, deeply disquieting collection are girls and women confronting the danger around them, and the danger hidden inside their turbulent selves.
Publisher: New York, NY : Mysterious Press, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780802126528
0802126529
Branch Call Number: FIC OATES
Characteristics: 237 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Dismember

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