A Book of American Martyrs
A Book of American Martyrs
A Novel


A powerfully resonant and provocative novel from American master and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates

In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God's will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic but self-regarding doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief.

In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society.

A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred.

Title A Book of American Martyrs
Subtitle A Novel
Author Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher Ecco
Title First Published 07 February 2017
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 752 p.
ISBN-10 0062643045
ISBN-13 9780062643049
Publication Date 07 February 2017
Main content page count 752
Weight 32 oz.
 


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