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The Female of the Species: Tales of Mystery and Suspense
Title:The Female of the Species: Tales of Mystery and Suspense
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Number of Pages:288
Category:Short stories, Fiction, Horror, Mystery
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This eerie tale of psychological horror sees the real inhabitants of turn of the century Princeton fall under the influence of a supernatural power New Jersey soon to be commander in chief Woodrow Wilson is president of Princeton University On a nearby farm Socialist author Upton Sinclair enjoying the success of his novel i The Jungle i has taken up residence with his family This is a quiet bookish community elite intellectual and indisputably privileged But when a savage lynching in a nearby town is hushed up a horrifying chain of events is initiated until it becomes apparent that the families of Princeton have been beset by a powerful curse The Devil has come to this little town and not a soul will be spared The Accursed marks new territory for the masterful Joyce Carol Oates narrated with her unmistakable psychological insight it combines beautifully transporting historical detail with chilling fantastical elements to stunning effect, The time is the s The place is a blue collar town in upstate New York where five high school girls are joined in a gang dedicated to pride power and vengeance on a world they never made a world that seems made to denigrate and destroy them br br Foxfire is Joyce Carol Oates strongest and most unsparing novel yet an often engrossing often shocking evocation of female rage gallantry and grit Here then are the Foxfire chronicles the secret history of a sisterhood of blood a haven from a world of lechers and oppressors marked by a liberating fury that burns too hot to last br br It is the story of Maddy Monkey who writes it of Goldie whose womanly body masks a fierce explosive temper of Lana with her Marilyn Monroe hair and packs of Chesterfields of timid Rita whose humiliation leads to the first act of Foxfire revenge Above all it is the story of Legs Sadovsky with her lean on the edge icy beauty whose nerve muscle hate and hurt make her the spark of Foxfire its guiding spirit its burning core At once brutal and lyrical this is a careening joyride of a novel charged with outlaw energy and lit by intense emotion br br The story moves over the years from the first eruption of adolescent anger at sexual abuse to a shared life financed by luring predatory men into traps baited with sex But then the gang s very success leads to disaster as Foxfire makes a last tragic stand against a society intent on swallowing it up Yet amid scenes of violence sexual abuse exploitation and vengeance lies this novel s greatest power the exquisite astonishing rendering of the bonds that link the girls of Foxfire together especially that between Maddy the teller ofthe tale and Legs whose quintessential strength and bedrock bravery make her one of the most vivid and vital heroines in modern fiction, No description available, It is and after a disastrous honeymoon night Ariah Erskine s young husband throws himself into the roaring waters of Niagara Falls Ariah the Widow Bride of the Falls begins a relentless seven day vigil in the mist waiting for his body to be found At her side is confirmed bachelor and pillar of the community Dirk Burnaby who is unexpectedly drawn to this plain strange woman What follows is a passionate love affair marriage and family a seemingly perfect existence But the tragedy by which they were thrown together begins to shadow them damaging their idyll with distrust greed and even murder br br Set against the mythic historic backdrop of Niagara Falls in the mid twentieth century this haunting exploration of the American family in crisis is a stunning achievement from one of the great artistic forces of our time i The Nation i