The Museum of Dr. Moses by Joyce Carol Oates
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In "The Man Who Fought Roland LaStarza" a woman’s world is upended when she learns the brutal truth about a family friend’s death—and what her father is capable of. Meanwhile, a businessman desperate to find his missing two-year-old grandson in "Suicide Watch" must determine whether the horrifying tale his junky son tells him about the boy’s whereabouts is a confession or a sick test. In "Valentine, July Heat Wave" a man prepares a gruesome surprise for the wife determined to leave him. And the children of a BTK-style serial killer struggle to decode the patterns behind their father’s seemingly random bad acts, as well as their own, in "Bad Habits."

In these and other stories, Joyce Carol Oates explores with bloodcurdling insight the ties that bind—or worse. The Museum of Dr. Moses is another chilling masterpiece from "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation).

 

About Joyce Carol Oates

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JOYCE CAROL OATES is the recipient of the PEN/ Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and the winner of the National Book Award. Among her major works are We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, and The Falls. She lives in New Jersey.
 
Published August 6, 2007 by Harcourt. 240 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction

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and “The Twins: A Mystery” uses a metafictional frame to present a father who orchestrates (or does he?) a murderous sibling rivalry between his sons—a rivalry that plays out in generational terms, with a maybe-dead grandson serving as the battlefield between father and son, in “Suicide Watch.” “Hi!

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The words “gothic” and “macabre” rather than “mystery” and “suspense” might better describe the 10 beautifully told stories in this superb collection

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Museum of Doctor Moses by Joyce Carol Oates Find this on the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop At their worst, these 10 "suspenseful stories" from this...

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The words “gothic” and “macabre” rather than “mystery” and “suspense” might better describe the 10 beautifully told stories in this superb collection

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Other times it takes the willpower of a saint to not flip prematurely to a story's conclusion.

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