Cardiff, by the Sea: Four Novellas of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates
English | 2020 | General Fiction/Classics | ePUB | 3.0 MB
JOYCE CAROL OATES is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She is also the recipient of the 2018 Los Angeles Times Mystery/Thriller Award for A Book of American Martyrs and the 2019 recipient of the Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys; Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award; and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. She is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities Emeritus at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.
An academic in Pennsylvania discovers a terrifying trauma from her past after inheriting a house in Cardiff, Maine from someone she has never heard of. A pubescent girl, overcome with loneliness, befriends a feral cat that becomes her protector from the increasingly aggressive males that surround her. A brilliant but shy college sophomore is distraught to discover that she’s pregnant, and the professor who takes her under his wing may not have innocent intentions. And a woman who marries into a family shattered by tragedy finds herself haunted by her predecessor’s voice, an inexplicably befouled well, and a compulsive attraction to a garage that took two lives.