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Give me your heart : tales of mystery and suspense

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new collection of stories by National Book Award winner 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 9780547385464 0547385463
OCLC Number: 505420667
Description: 260 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Give me your heart --
Split/brain --
The first husband --
Strip poker --
Smother --
Tetanus --
The spill --
Nowhere --
Bleeed --
Vena cava.
Responsibility: Joyce Carol Oates.

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A new collection of stories by National Book Award winner 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.

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