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The sacrifice : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates

Label
The sacrifice : a novel
Title
The sacrifice
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a fourteen-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades. In this magisterial work of fiction, Joyce Carol Oates explores the uneasy fault lines in a racially troubled society. In such a tense, charged atmosphere, Oates reveals that there must always be a sacrifice--of innocence, truth, trust, and, ultimately, of lives. Unfolding in a succession of multiracial voices, in a community transfixed by this alleged crime and the spectacle unfolding around it, this novel exposes what--and who--the "sacrifice" actually is, and what consequences these kinds of events hold for us all. Working at the height of her powers, Oates offers a sympathetic portrait of the young girl and her mother, and challenges our expectations and beliefs about our society, our biases, and ourselves. As the chorus of its voices--from the police to the media to the victim and her family--reaches a crescendo, The Sacrifice offers a shocking new understanding of power and oppression, innocence and guilt, truth and sensationalism, justice and retribution
Cataloging source
CaOAUW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American girls
  • Teenage girls
  • Race relations
  • New Jersey
Label
The sacrifice : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
  • Large print ed.
  • 1st HarperLuxe ed.
Extent
433 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062391698
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 139781
  • 775246
Label
The sacrifice : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
  • Large print ed.
  • 1st HarperLuxe ed.
Extent
433 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062391698
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 139781
  • 775246

Library Locations

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      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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