An eerie, psychologically complex thriller about a newlywed wife haunted by her secret, traumatic past from one of our greatest literary imaginations.
Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award and the PEN / Malamud Award, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her books include We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, Carthage, A Book of American Martyrs and Hazards of Time Travel. She is Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.
'Pursuit is on the side of the angels. Well, "angels" might
not be the right word for this terrifying short tale of the demons
we all carry with us ... As the dread swells, Oates deftly unspools
the answers' * Metro *
'This wonderful author is incapable of writing a less than perfect sentence ... Oates manages the tension and the profoundly eerie atmosphere with precision and economy. But it is the prose that lifts the spirit with its poetry' * Daily Mail *
'Toxic masculinity is pitted against a fragile female protagonist in this gruesome novel' * Cornish Times *
'Gripping and gruesome ... It's packed with unrelenting, won't-let-go intensity that characterises all Oates' work' * East Anglian Daily Times *