Blood Mask : A Novel of Suspense
The third novel from Lauren Kelly, aka Joyce Carol Oates, under whose name she writes her commercial novels of suspense. A wealthy, charismatic, and controversial "benefactress of art" named Drewe Hildebrand disappears from her estate on the Hudson River, seemingly abducted in the night. Her young niece Marta, found in a desolate wooded area close by, is too traumatized to describe the abductors. A provocative exhibit of avant–garde "bio–art" including a blood mask of Drewe Hildebrand is disrupted by protestors. In this, her third suspense novel, Lauren Kelly explores the startling world of "bio–artists" and their admirers, as well as the interlocking worlds of private, inscrutable motives and public masks of dominance and power; the ways in which spiritual yearnings may be transformed into worldly, erotic appetites that consume the innocent.
- Hardback | 252 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 27.9mm | 226.8g
- 01 Jun 2006
- Ecco Press
- United States