'If the phrase 'woman of letters' existed, Joyce Carol Oates would be, foremost in this country, entitled to it' John Updike.
'This writer is a phenomenon' Daily Mail.
'Oates is a brilliant, unstoppable writing-machine and this collection of stories is Oates at her best – spare, swift, beautifully observed and quietly lethal' The Times.
'Extremely compelling... we cannot look away no matter how gruesome the sight' Spectator.
'Readable but troubling tales ... Oates unnerves to the last' The Independent.
'A creepy, macabre thrill from start to finish ... a spine-chilling, hair-raising denouement of amazing power. Terrific stuff' Independent on Sunday.
About the Author
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. Oates is Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University.