The collector of hearts: new tales of the grotesque
Novelist, poet, dramatist and author of many of the best American short stories of our time, Joyce Carol Oates presents yet another aspect of her unbounded creativity in these mesmerizing tales of the grotesque--a follow-up to her highly acclaimed 1994 gothic short fiction collection, Haunted.From the Kafkaesque "Scars " to the ballad-like tale of erotic obsession that is "The Crossing " to a fatal twist on the mother-daughter bond in "Death Mother, " Joyce Carol Oates presents horror that is both intellectual and visceral. Dream states, rampant evil, dizzying descents into madness, all are presented in spell-binding stories worthy to set alongside those of Edgar Allan Poe--and far above all the rest.
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Review: The Collector of Hearts: New Tales of the GrotesqueUser Review - Sarah - Goodreads
Joyce Carol Oates's collection is horrific, but you won't find any zombies, vampires, or even serial killers here. Rather, she highlights the horror of everyday life and relationships – from mental ... Read full review
Review: The Collector of Hearts: New Tales of the GrotesqueUser Review - Goodreads
My perennial feeling is that I cannot go wrong with JCO. She never disappoints.