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Title Evil eye : four novellas of love gone wrong / Joyce Carol Oates.
Author Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
Summary In "Evil Eye," we meet Mariana, the young fourth wife of a prominent intellectual. When her husband's brazen first wife visits one night, Mariana learns a terrible secret that could be a harbinger of doom for her marriage and very soul. In "So Near, Anytime, Always," shy teenager Lizbeth meets Desmond, a charming boy who offers this introverted girl the first sparks of young romance. Yet just as their relationship begins to blossom, Lizbeth realizes that beneath Desmond's perfect facade lies a dark soul that could wreak havoc on Lizbeth and her loved ones. In "The Execution," spoiled college student Bart Hansen has planned the perfect, brutal crime to get back at his parents for their years of condescension. Yet what he didn't plan for is a mother whose love is more resilient than he could have ever imagined, who threatens to derail his carefully laid-out plans. And in "The Flat-Bed," childhood trauma has prevented Cecelia from enjoying the pleasures of physical intimacy with a man, but when she finally meets the love of her life, Cecelia realizes that finding intimacy will mean coming face-to-face with the despicable man from her past who robbed her of her innocence years ago.--From publisher's description.
Contents Evil eye -- So near anytime always -- The execution -- The flatbed.


Location Call # Status
 Koelbel Fiction  OATES  ON SHELF
Publisher New York : The Mysterious Press/Grove Atlantic, Inc., c2013.
Edition 1st ed.
Description vii, 216 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Violence -- Fiction.
Short stories, American.
ISBN 9780802120472