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A book of American martyrs

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
In this striking novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who believes he is carrying out God's will when he assassinates Augustus Voorhees, an abortion provider in his small Ohio town. Voorhees, the idealistic doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0062643045 9780062643049 9780008221683 0008221685 9780008221713 0008221715
OCLC Number: 949986496
Description: 736 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Soldier of God : Luther Amos Dunphy : November 2, 1999 --
The life and death of Gus Voorhees : an archive --
The hammer : December 18, 2000-March 4, 2006 --
The embrace : March 2006-March 2010 --
The consolation of grief : September 2011-February 2012.
Responsibility: Joyce Carol Oates.


Two families. Two faces of America. An act of violence with far-reaching consequences.  Read more...
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"The most relevant book of Oates's half-century-long career, a powerful reminder that fiction can be as timely as this morning's tweets but infinitely more illuminating."--Washington Post "Successful Read more...

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