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  1. A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
    A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
    A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
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  2. A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel

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“Oates’ American saga captivates because it exists within an actual drama playing out across the country...Martyrs is a graceful and excruciating story of two families who do not live very far apart, but exist in different realities. ” --USA Today, 4-star review

“Successful because [Oates] refuses to satirize or dehumanize anyone, even murderous foes of abortion...With its wrath and violence, A Book of American Martyrs offers this teaspoon of warmth in these troubled times: that it is possible to be wrong without surrendering your humanity.”  --Los Angeles Times

“The most relevant book of Oates’s half-century-long career, a powerful reminder that fiction can be as timely as this morning’s tweets but infinitely more illuminating.” --Washington Post

A powerfully resonant and provocative novel from American master and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates

In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God’s will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic but self-regarding doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief.

In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society. 

A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Joyce Carol Oates
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Ecco Press
EAN
9780062643049
Edition
First Edition
Feature
Ecco Press
Format
Deckle Edge
ISBN
0062643045
Label
Ecco
Manufacturer
Ecco
MPN
45101216
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
752
PartNumber
45101216
PublicationDate
2017-02-07
Publisher
Ecco
ReleaseDate
2017-02-07
Studio
Ecco
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