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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call NoF Oate
TitleBabysitter / Joyce Carol Oates.
AuthorOates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author.
Total Circ1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293102015679F Oate8/18/2022 Due on 10/20/2022Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780593535172 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0593535170
Personal Name Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author.
Title Statement Babysitter / Joyce Carol Oates.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.
Physical Description 431 pages ; 25 cm.
General Note "This is a Borzoi book"-- Title page verso.
Summary, Etc. "In the waning days of the 1970s, the lives of several residents of Detroit and its affluent white suburbs are drawn together following the disappearance of yet another child. Hannah, a wife and mother, begins an affair with a darkly charismatic stranger; Mikey, a young street hustler, finds himself on an unexpected mission to rectify injustice; and then there's the child serial killer known as Babysitter, an enigmatic and elusive figure at the periphery of elite Detroit, who has always been impossible to identify and immune to retribution. As Babysitter continues to strike-sending the city and its surroundings into pandemonium-these characters intersect, jeopardize one another, and are pushed to their limits. Suspenseful, brilliant, and wholly engrossing, Babysitter asks what we would risk for a chance at a new life, and how to protect all we cherish most. A scathing indictment of the corrupt politics, unexamined racism, and sexual predation in America, Babysitter is a thrilling novel and an absolute force"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Missing children Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Kidnapping Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Adultery Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Serial murderers Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Suburbs Michigan Detroit Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Detroit (Mich.) Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction)
Index Term-Genre/Form Suspense fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.

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