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Two sets of lives, Coded messages, will history repeat itself?

The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates


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Also by Joyce Carol Oates:

Breathe, August 2021
Hardcover / e-Book
Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars., June 2021
Paperback / e-Book
The (Other) You, February 2021
Hardcover / e-Book
Hazards of Time Travel, December 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
A Book of American Martyrs, February 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
The Man Without a Shadow, January 2017
The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror, May 2016
The Lost Landscape, September 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
The Doll Collection, March 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
The Sacrifice, February 2015
Carthage, February 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
The Accursed, March 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
Black Dahlia & White Rose, September 2012
Hardcover / e-Book
Sourland, September 2010
Blonde, September 2009
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction, October 2008
Wild Nights!, April 2008
The Gravedigger's Daughter, June 2007
Black Girl/White Girl, October 2006
High Lonesome, April 2006
We Were the Mulvaneys, September 1996
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The Accursed
Joyce Carol Oates

March 2013
On Sale: March 5, 2013
688 pages
ISBN: 0062231707
EAN: 9780062231703
Kindle: B0089LOG2A
Hardcover / e-Book
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Paranormal | Fiction Family Life

A major historical novel from "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation)—an eerie, unforgettable story of possession, power, and loss in early-twentieth-century Princeton, a cultural crossroads of the powerful and the damned

Princeton, New Jersey, at the turn of the twentieth century: a tranquil place to raise a family, a genteel town for genteel souls. But something dark and dangerous lurks at the edges of the town, corrupting and infecting its residents. Vampires and ghosts haunt the dreams of the innocent. A powerful curse besets the elite families of Princeton; their daughters begin disappearing. A young bride on the verge of the altar is seduced and abducted by a dangerously compelling man–a shape-shifting, vaguely European prince who might just be the devil, and who spreads his curse upon a richly deserving community of white Anglo-Saxon privilege. And in the Pine Barrens that border the town, a lush and terrifying underworld opens up.

When the bride's brother sets out against all odds to find her, his path will cross those of Princeton's most formidable people, from Grover Cleveland, fresh out of his second term in the White House and retired to town for a quieter life, to soon-to-be commander in chief Woodrow Wilson, president of the university and a complex individual obsessed to the point of madness with his need to retain power; from the young Socialist idealist Upton Sinclair to his charismatic comrade Jack London, and the most famous writer of the era, Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain–all plagued by "accursed" visions.

An utterly fresh work from Oates, The Accursed marks new territory for the masterful writer. Narrated with her unmistakable psychological insight, it combines beautifully transporting historical detail with chilling supernatural elements to stunning effect.

Media Buzz

Tavis Smiley - May 8, 2013
Weekend Edition Saturday - March 16, 2013
All Things Considered - March 6, 2013


1 comment posted.

Re: The Accursed

I hadn't involved myself with any Oates for ages until 'The
Accursed' came out. To be honest I was slightly trepidatious
at the start as reading a 'horror' with more than 500 pages
(close to 700 I think) does daunt me. And yes, it seemed
like a small eternity passed till I had finished it...but
put it down - I couldn't. It wasn't a book designed for
happy feelings, and the plots never really reveal
themselves, but CJO does write with spell binding lyricism.
I got wind through a facebook friend that the Book report
radio show will be interviewing the profesor this upcoming
Sunday, and focus specifically on her this new book of hers,
an interview I will make a point of not missing. Details of
the show (depending where you are) is on their website:
bookreportradio dotcom fyi.
(Rose Killian 8:00am June 21, 2013)

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