A Book of American Martyrs

A Book of American Martyrs

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'The story of Trump's America' Daily Mail
Two families.

Two faces of America.

One violent crime that will bitterly divide them - and yet bind them together forever.

'A magnificent story of two broken families' Independent

'Page-turning, gripping, full of unexpected twists' Observer

'From its dramatic opening, with the killing of an abortionist, the book rockets forwards ... Ingenious, agile, dazzling' Literary Review

'Morally meaty and always readable' Sunday Times

'A masterpiece' Washington Post
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Product details

  • Paperback | 752 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 47mm | 510g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008221715
  • 9780008221713
  • 102,670

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'The story of Trump's America' Daily Mail

'Page-turning, gripping, full of unexpected twists' Observer

'A magnificent story of two broken families, both steeped in grief' Independent

'Icily subtle ... at its spine-tingling best when staring into the dark, a sliver away from the Gothic' Spectator

'Dramatic, dazzling, ingenious, agile ... her uniquely sane, empathetic voice seems particularly vital and timely during Trump's presidency' Literary Review

'The most relevant book of Oates's half-century-long career . . . a masterpiece' Washington Post

'Oates's American saga captivates because it exists within an actual drama playing out across the country. A graceful and excruciating story of two families who do not live very far apart, but exist in different realities' USA Today
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About Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, 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 We Were the Mulvaneys; Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award; and the New York Times bestseller The Accursed. 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.
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2,967 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 30% (876)
4 39% (1,155)
3 22% (667)
2 6% (184)
1 3% (85)
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