Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates

By Joyce Carol Oates

An Otto Penzler Book

The want for love—obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable—takes us to forbidden areas, as within the chilling international of Give Me Your Heart, a brand new number of tales by means of the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates.

In the suspenseful “Strip Poker,” a reckless adolescent woman needs to have the opportunity of turning the tables on a meeting of more and more threatening younger men—Can she “outplay” them? within the award-winning “Smother!” a tender woman’s nightmare reminiscence of formative years brings difficulty on her professor-mother—Which of them will “win”? In “Split/Brain” a girl who has blundered right into a deadly state of affairs confronts the opportunity of saving herself—Will she take it? In “The First Husband,” a jealous guy discovers that his spouse turns out to have lied approximately her first marriage, and exacts a merciless revenge, years after the very fact. In those and different strong stories, young ones veer past their parents’ keep an eye on, other halves and husbands get up to discover that they not often comprehend one another, haunted pasts intervene upon doubtful futures, and those that convey us the main damage could be the nearest at hand.

In ten razor-sharp tales, nationwide booklet Award winner Joyce Carol Oates exhibits that the main lethal mysteries frequently commence at domestic.

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