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The Female of the Species: Tales of Mystery and Suspense
Title:The Female of the Species: Tales of Mystery and Suspense
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ISBN:0156030276
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Number of Pages:288
Category:short-stories, fiction, horror, mystery
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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?: Selected Early Stories, The Falls, Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang, Zombie, The Accursed, Blonde, We Were the Mulvaneys, Big Mouth and Ugly Girl, The Gravedigger's Daughter, Black Water
b The Barnes amp Noble Review b br Ever make a stupid comment or joke or say something you obviously didn t mean Of course you have we i all i have Was it ever taken out of context Written in the wake of some highly publicized school shootings i Big Mouth amp Ugly Girl i takes a look at the shock waves that emanate from an overheard comment muttered in sarcasm and the overzealous reaction of the school and surrounding community that follows br p br High school junior Matt Donaghy is considered an okay guy He gets good grades writes for the school paper is in the Drama Club and is known for his witty if immature humor Students and teachers seem to like him But one day he says something that makes a few classmates think he s out to bomb the school The school principal is notified the police are called in and rumors are abuzz Even his buddies doubt his innocence and none of the guys come forward in his defense There is however someone else who overheard Matt s statement and understood his mocking intent School renegade Ursula Riggs or Ugly Girl as she refers to herself doesn t know Matt very well but reveals what she heard and the context in which it was said even though her parents instruct her to mind her own business But even if Ursula can help Matt clear up this misunderstanding will life at Rocky River High School ever be the same again br p p br In her first novel for young adults acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates delivers a striking story about friendship family community support betrayal and self confidence This powerful novel makes us think carefully about what we say to whom we say it and what we mean After closing this book you ll ask yourself the same question I did What if i I d i said such a thing i Michele D Thomas i p, The sixties and seventies witnessed the emergence of Joyce Carol Oates as one of America s foremost writers of the short story In The Fine White Mist of Winter composed when the author was years old appeared in The Literary Review and was selected for both the O Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories of that year br br By the north gate Edge of the world The fine white mist of winter br Upon the sweeping flood First views of the enemy At the seminary What death with love should have to do Upon the sweeping flood br The wheel of love In the region of ice Where are you going where have you been Unmailed unwritten letters Accomplished desires How I contemplated the world from the Detroit House of Correction and began my life over again Four summers br Marriages and infidelities Love and death By the river Did you ever slip on red blood The lady with the pet dog The turn of the screw The dead br The goddess and other women Concerning the case of Bobby T In the warehouse Small avalanches br Night side The widows The translation Bloodstains Daisy br Uncollected The molesters Silkie, This eerie tale of psychological horror sees the real inhabitants of turn of the century Princeton fall under the influence of a supernatural power New Jersey soon to be commander in chief Woodrow Wilson is president of Princeton University On a nearby farm Socialist author Upton Sinclair enjoying the success of his novel i The Jungle i has taken up residence with his family This is a quiet bookish community elite intellectual and indisputably privileged But when a savage lynching in a nearby town is hushed up a horrifying chain of events is initiated until it becomes apparent that the families of Princeton have been beset by a powerful curse The Devil has come to this little town and not a soul will be spared The Accursed marks new territory for the masterful Joyce Carol Oates narrated with her unmistakable psychological insight it combines beautifully transporting historical detail with chilling fantastical elements to stunning effect, No description available