Carthage: A Novel by JOYCE CAROL OATESCarthage: A Novel by JOYCE CAROL OATES

Carthage: A Novel

byJOYCE CAROL OATES

Hardcover | June 30, 2015

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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 Nation)

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 suspects—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 forever.

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.

Dark and 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.

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time,...
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Title:Carthage: A NovelFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:384 pages, 9.38 × 6.4 × 1.41 inShipping dimensions:9.38 × 6.4 × 1.41 inPublished:June 30, 2015Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062208128

ISBN - 13:9780062208125

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