On Sale: January 21, 2014
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Literature and Fiction Literary | Fiction
A young girl's disappearance rocks a community and a family
in this stirring examination of grief, faith, justice, and
the atrocities of war from Joyce Carol Oates, "one of the
great artistic forces of our time" (The
Zeno Mayfield's daughter has disappeared
into the night, gone missing in the wilds of the
Adirondacks. But when the community of Carthage joins a
father's frantic search for the girl, they discover the
unlikeliest of suspectsâ€”a decorated Iraq War veteran with
close ties to the Mayfield family. As grisly evidence mounts
against the troubled war hero, the family must wrestle with
the possibility of having lost a daughter
Carthage plunges us deep into the
psyche of a wounded young corporal haunted by unspeakable
acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a
disaffected young girl whose exile from her family may have
come long before her disappearance.
riveting, Carthage is a powerful addition to the
Joyce Carol Oates canon, one that explores the human
capacity for violence, love, and forgiveness, and asks if
it's ever truly possible to come home again.
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