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The Resource A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates

A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates

Label
A book of American martyrs
Title
A book of American martyrs
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God's will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief. In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society. A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred
Summary
Traces the intricately linked lives of a grieving family and an ardent Evangelical patriarch who has assassinated a small-town abortion doctor in the name of God
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery or Thriller, 2017.
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10550786
Cataloging source
MMI
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1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.A8
LC item number
B66 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Assassination
  • Murder
  • Grief
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=183&titleID=2716130
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (768 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062643063
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EF2DC4E3-C055-48F3-9A16-4E67738DA1E1
System control number
  • (OCoLC)969736476
  • (OCoLC)ocn969736476
Label
A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=183&titleID=2716130
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (768 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062643063
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EF2DC4E3-C055-48F3-9A16-4E67738DA1E1
System control number
  • (OCoLC)969736476
  • (OCoLC)ocn969736476

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