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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joyce Carol Oates Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781622319343
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Andrew writes commercially and critically successful mystery novels that have sold millions of copies. But under the pseudonym "Jack of Spades" he writes dark, violent, masochistic potboilers. When his identity is in danger, and a woman has accused him of Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Oates’s latest suspense tale follows the psychic takeover of Andrew J. Rush…by the secret persona he uses to pen lurid genre novels. For added fun, Oates garnishes this machismo-laden struggle with a leavening pinch of one of her favorite feminist topics: witchcraft.”

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • Jack of Spades[is] the distinguished novelist’s latest example of disturbing but compelling psychological suspense. Oates is smooth—so smooth that readers barely notice how she tightens her silken noose of a plot around their throats.”

    Seattle Times

  • “A chilling thriller…Gothic in its paranoia but thoroughly modern in its observations on fame’s destructive powers.”

    Bustle magazine

  • “Sleek and suspenseful…Readers are sure to be gripped and unsettled by [Oates’s] depiction of a seemingly mild-mannered character whose psychopathology simmers frighteningly close to the surface.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A great psychological noir novel…[A] tour de force…This tale of suspense makes for another high-caliber Oatesian outing, displaying flair, noir sophistication, and [Stephen] King-like flourishes.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A mystery writer slowly becomes subsumed by his dark alter ego in Oates’ tale of literary madness…With its homages to Poe…and the horror masters Jack of Spades so admires, this latest unsettling and chilling thriller from Oates does not disappoint.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Book for Spring 2015
  • An O Magazine Best Book of the Season's Mysteries and Thrillers
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About the Author
Author Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and the New York Times bestsellers The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger, and The Gravedigger’s Daughter. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. In 2003 she received the Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.