The Collector of Hearts: New Tales of the Grotesque
It can appear in a dream state; it can breathe in familiar shadows; it can be unique or unbearably recognizable. What is it about the grotesque that fascinates, provokes, and fills us with a rising sense of dread? In these twenty-seven tales of the forbidden, Joyce Carol Oates explores the waking nightmares of life with eyes wide open, facing what the bravest of us fear the most. With eerie brilliance, this master of the short story reminds us just how seductive - and terrifying - they can be. ...
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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
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My perennial feeling is that I cannot go wrong with JCO. She never disappoints.