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Fans know that few authors are able to create an atmosphere of unease and terror as well as Joyce Carol Oates, a fact confirmed by the four novellas presented here. 

In the title story “Evil Eye,” a young woman has recently become the fourth wife of a highly demanding man. When his first wife comes to stay with them, she warns the new bride that her husband is insane, and that she must find a way to protect herself.

In “So Near Anytime Always,” a fateful meeting in a library leads to a boy’s obsessive interest in a teenage girl.

In “The Execution,” spoiled college student Bart Hansen has forgotten to factor in one person in his plan to commit the perfect, brutal crime: his mother. And in “The Flatbed,” a beautiful young woman struggles with frigidity until a shocking act releases her.

All the novellas in this collection revolve around the theme of love gone horribly, shockingly wrong.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Exquisitely suspenseful…The relationships between the damaged, sometimes monstrous individuals who people these pages will keep the reader riveted.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Shrewd and unnerving…Oates’s deft tales of vulnerable women with surprisingly deep reservoirs of strength and a capacity for revenge are infused with wry and knowing commentary on the battle between the sexes, the justice system, and the consequences of entitlement.”


  • “With her focus on deviant and twisted characters, Oates continues to be a worthy descendant of the gothic tradition of Edgar Allan Poe.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A 2013 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award Nominee
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