Zero-Sum

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Zero-sum games are played for lethal stakes in these arresting stories by one of America's most acclaimed writers.
Zero-sum games are played for lethal stakes in these arresting stories by one of America's most acclaimed writers.



A brilliant young philosophy student bent on seducing her famous philosopher-mentor finds herself outmaneuvered; diabolically clever high school girls wreak a particularly apt sort of vengeance on sexual predators in their community; a woman stalked by a would-be killer may be confiding in the wrong former lover; a young woman is morbidly obsessed by her unfamiliar new role as "mother." In the collection's longest story, a much-praised cutting-edge writer cruelly experiments with "drafts" of his own suicide.


In these powerfully wrought stories that hold a mirror up to our time, Joyce Carol Oates has created a world of erotic obsession, thwarted idealism, and ever-shifting identities. Provocative and stunning, Zero-Sum reinforces Oates's standing as a literary treasure and an artist of the mysterious interior life.



'This writer is a phenomenon' Daily Mail
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Weight 0.270000
Author Oates, Joyce Carol
Availability IP
Department Literature
Format Hardback
ISBN 9780008609764
Pages 272
Published 20/07/2023
Publisher HarperCollins
Section Literature
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