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The Resource A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates

A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates

Label
A book of American martyrs
Title
A book of American martyrs
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God's will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief. In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society. A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred
Summary
Traces the intricately linked lives of a grieving family and an ardent Evangelical patriarch who has assassinated a small-town abortion doctor in the name of God
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery or Thriller, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550786
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.A8
LC item number
B66 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20851286
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
736 pages
Isbn
9780062643049
Lccn
2016053525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn949986496
Label
A book of American martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20851286
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
736 pages
Isbn
9780062643049
Lccn
2016053525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn949986496

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