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The corn maiden and other nightmares

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Marissa is an innocent girl, with hair the colour of corn-silk. She does not hold others in strange thrall, as some young women do, she obeys her parents, she does not stay late after school, lingering on her walk through the swaying heads of maize. She is the perfect sacrifice.
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 9781908800220 1908800224
OCLC Number: 801607544
Notes: "A Mysterious Press book for Head of Zeus."
Originally published: New York: Mysterious, 2011.
Description: 365 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The corn maiden --
Beersheba --
Nobody knows my name --
Fossil-figures --
Death-cup --
Helping hands --
A hole in the head.
Responsibility: Joyce Carol Oates.
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Joyce Carol Oates presents an unbearably taut and terrifying tale combining the fury of folklore, adolescent insecurity and blood sacrifice in The Corn Maiden, a new novella followed by six other  Read more...

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