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Evil Eye

Unabridged   6.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/03/2013

A Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award Winner

Evil Eye

Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong

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Audio CD ISBN:9781611749601
Digital Download ISBN:9781611749618


Joyce Carol Oates is one of the world’s foremost chroniclers of the darkness that may lie within the human heart. In this collection of four terrifying novellas Oates shows just how far awry true love can go.

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Product Description

Readers know that few authors are able to create an atmosphere of unease and terror as well as Oates, a fact confirmed by the four novellas presented here.

In the title story, “Evil Eye,” a young woman has recently become the fourth wife of a highly demanding man. When his first wife comes to stay with them, she warns the new bride that her husband is insane, and that she must find a way to protect herself. In “So Near Anytime Always,” a fateful meeting in a library leads to a boy's obsessive interest in a teenage girl. In “The Execution,” spoiled college student Bart Hansen has forgotten to factor in one person in his plan to commit the perfect, brutal crime: his mother. And in “The Flatbed,” a beautiful young woman struggles with frigidity until a shocking act releases her.

All the novellas in this collection revolve around the theme of love gone wrong—horribly, shockingly wrong.


“Each performer does a first-rate job of matching the unique atmosphere that Oates creates in these four works. . . . The performances are gripping across-the-board making for a standout listening experience.”
      —Publishers Weekly [starred review]

“These powerful, suspenseful novellas can easily keep readers awake at night and perhaps should be read in bright daylight. Highly recommended.”
      —Library Journal [HC starred review]

“Shrewd and unnerving. . . . Oates’ deft tales of vulnerable women with surprisingly deep reservoirs of strength and a capacity for revenge are infused with wry and knowing commentary on the battle between the sexes, the justice system, and the consequences of entitlement.”

Author Bio

In addition to many prize-winning and bestselling novels, JOYCE CAROL OATES is the author of a number of works of award-winning gothic fiction. In 1994, Oates received the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award in Horror Fiction. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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