A collection of thirteen spellbinding stories from the legendary literary master Joyce Carol Oates, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author, that maps the eerie darkness within us all
Insightful, disturbing, imaginative, and mesmerizing in their lyrical precision, the stories in Lovely, Dark, Deep display Joyce Carol Oates's astonishing ability to make visceral the fear, hurt, and uncertainty that lurks at the edges of ordinary lives.
In "Mastiff," a woman and a man are joined in an erotic bond forged out of terror and gratitude. Fearful that her husband is vanishing from their life, a woman becomes obsessed with keeping him in her sight in "The Disappearing." "A Book of Martyrs" reveals how the end of a pregnancy brings with it the end of a relationship. And in the title story, the elderly Robert Frost is visited by an interviewer, a troubling young woman, who seems to know a good deal more about his life than she should.
A piercing and evocative collection, Lovely, Dark, Deep reveals Joyce Carol Oates at her most imaginative and unsettling.