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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
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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: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Suspense fiction
Short stories
Thrillers (Fiction)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0062643045 9780062643049 9780008221683 0008221685
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.

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Two families. Two faces of America. An act of violence with far-reaching consequences.  Read more...
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In this robust, relentless, inquisitive, and astutely balanced novel of social conflict, Oates portrays with unfailing nuance two troubled men on the opposite sides of the ever-fraught Read more...

 
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