A Book of American Martyrs (Hardback)

Joyce Carol Oates

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Two families. Two faces of America. An act of violence with far-reaching consequences. Gus Voorhees is a pioneer in the advancement of women's reproductive rights and a controversial abortion provider in the American Midwest. One morning as he arrives at his clinic, he is ambushed by a hardline Christian, Luther Dunphy, and shot dead. The killing leaves in its wake two fatherless families: the Voorheeses, who are affluent, highly educated, secular and pro-choice, and the Dunphys, their opposite on all counts. When the daughters of the two families, Naomi Voorhees and Dawn Dunphy, glimpse each other at the trial of Luther Dunphy, their initial response is mutual hatred. But their lives are tangled together forever by what has happened, and throughout the years to come and the events that follow, neither can quite forget the other...'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


Product Details

  • Product code: BCXEW
  • ISBN: 9780008221676
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 16.5cm x 24.3cm
  • Pages: 752
  • Publish date: Thu Jun 01 00:00:00 BST 2017
  • Book points: 13

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