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High crime area : tales of darkness and dread

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Joyce Carol Oates is an unparalleled investigator of human flaws. In these eight stories, she deftly tests the bonds between damaged individuals—a brother and sister, a teacher and student, two strangers on a subway—in the fearless prose for which she's become so celebrated. In the title story "High Crime Area," a white, aspiring professor is convinced she is being followed. No need to panic, she has a handgun stowed away in her purse—just in case. But when she turns to confront her black, male shadow, the situation isn't what she expects. In "The Rescuer," a promising graduate student detours to inner city Trenton, New Jersey to save her brother from a downward spiral. But she soon finds out there may be more to his world than to hers. And in "The Last Man of Letters," the world-renowned author X embarks on a final grand tour of Europe. He has money, fame, but not a whole lot of manners. A little thing like etiquette couldn't bring a man like X down, could it? In these biting and beautiful stories, Oates confronts, one by one, the demons within us. Sometimes it's the human who wins, and sometimes it's the demon.

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Arcade Free Library FIC OATES (Text)
Adult Fiction
52112300378411
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Bloomfield Public Library FIC Oates (Text)
Adult Fiction
52133300054034
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Dansville Public Library FIC OAT (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300310314
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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52120300261719
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Lyons Public Library F Oat (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300365268
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Mount Morris Library Fic Oat (Text)
Adult Fiction
52123300190003
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Red Jacket Community Library F OAT (Text)
Adult Fiction
RJP0102363
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Sodus Community Library FIC OAT (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300365768
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Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica OATE (Text)
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52149100499195
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Victor Farmington Library OAT (Text)
Adult Fiction
52128300628282
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