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The Corn Maiden By Joyce Carol Oates

The Corn Maiden by Joyce Carol Oates

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Summary

Joyce Carol Oates presents an unbearably taut and terrifying tale combining the fury of folklore, adolescent insecurity and blood sacrifice in The Corn Maiden, a new novella followed by six other nightmarish stories.

The Corn Maiden Summary

The Corn Maiden: And Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates

One day an 11-year-old girl disappears. She was playing with friends from school. The crop is strengthened by her blood...

Marissa is an innocent girl, with hair the colour of corn-silk. She does not hold others in strange thrall, as some young women do, she obeys her parents, she does not stay late after school, lingering on her walk through the swaying heads of maize. She is the perfect sacrifice...

In Joyce Carol Oates' nightmarish world, teenaged girls are empowered by ritual killing, plastic surgeons perform bloodcurdling operations and birthdays rip families apart. Compulsively readable, told in razor-sharp prose, The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares is the brilliant new offspring of one of America's most terrifying imaginations.

The Corn Maiden Reviews

'Even within the wild and tangled menagerie that comprises our literary landscape, Joyce Carol Oates is a startling creature, possessed of a speed and talent that hints at the uncanny ... The Corn Maiden provides further confirmation of a unique writer's restless, preternatural brilliance' * Guardian *
'For horror stories to be truly horrific, the reader has to care. Oates feels this deeply in her writing and delivers with style' * Independent on Sunday *
'Oates has a talent for creating suspense and surprise, while apparently withholding nothing' * The Times *
'Oates unerringly manages to unsettle the reader, preying deftly and mercilessly on our deepest anxieties' * Metro *

About Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is the author of over 70 works and the winner of a host of prizes including the National Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has been nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Oates is Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University.

Additional information

GOR004672246
9781908800220
1908800224
The Corn Maiden: And Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Head of Zeus
2012-11-01
384
N/A
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