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"In the waning days of the 1970s, the lives of several residents of Detroit and its affluent white suburbs are drawn together following the disappearance of yet another child. Hannah, a wife and mother, begins an affair with a darkly charismatic stranger; Mikey, a young street hustler, finds himself on an unexpected mission to rectify injustice; and then there's the child serial killer known as Babysitter, an enigmatic and elusive figure at the periphery of elite Detroit, who has always been impossible to identify and immune to retribution. As Babysitter continues to strike-sending the city and its surroundings into pandemonium-these characters intersect, jeopardize one another, and are pushed to their limits. Suspenseful, brilliant, and wholly engrossing, Babysitter asks what we would risk for a chance at a new life, and how to protect all we cherish most. A scathing indictment of the corrupt politics, unexamined racism, and sexual predation in America, Babysitter is a thrilling novel and an absolute force"--

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Dansville Public Library FIC OAT (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300637955
Checked out
12/27/2022
LDR 02154cam a22003738i 4500
001666637
003OWWL
00520220812110053.1
008210928s2022 nyu 000 1 eng
010 . ‡a 2021047501
019 . ‡a1269507398
020 . ‡a9780593535172 ‡q(hardcover)
020 . ‡a0593535170
035 . ‡a(OCoLC)1269625933 ‡z(OCoLC)1269507398
040 . ‡aDLC ‡beng ‡erda ‡cDLC ‡dOCLCF ‡dBDX ‡dYDX ‡dOCLCO ‡dMJ8
042 . ‡apcc
05000. ‡aPS3565.A8 ‡bB33 2022
08200. ‡a813/.54 ‡223
1001 . ‡aOates, Joyce Carol, ‡d1938- ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aBabysitter / ‡cJoyce Carol Oates.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bAlfred A. Knopf, ‡c2022.
300 . ‡apages cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
500 . ‡a"This is a Borzoi book"-- Title page verso.
520 . ‡a"In the waning days of the 1970s, the lives of several residents of Detroit and its affluent white suburbs are drawn together following the disappearance of yet another child. Hannah, a wife and mother, begins an affair with a darkly charismatic stranger; Mikey, a young street hustler, finds himself on an unexpected mission to rectify injustice; and then there's the child serial killer known as Babysitter, an enigmatic and elusive figure at the periphery of elite Detroit, who has always been impossible to identify and immune to retribution. As Babysitter continues to strike-sending the city and its surroundings into pandemonium-these characters intersect, jeopardize one another, and are pushed to their limits. Suspenseful, brilliant, and wholly engrossing, Babysitter asks what we would risk for a chance at a new life, and how to protect all we cherish most. A scathing indictment of the corrupt politics, unexamined racism, and sexual predation in America, Babysitter is a thrilling novel and an absolute force"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
650 0. ‡aMissing children ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aAffairs ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aSerial killers ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aDetroit (Michigan) ‡vFiction.
655 7. ‡aNovels. ‡2fast
655 7. ‡aNovels. ‡2lcgft
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡aon1269625933 ‡bOCoLC ‡c666637 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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