Cardiff, by the sea : four novellas of suspense / Joyce Carol Oates.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : The Mysterious Press, 2020Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition, First editionDescription: ix, 402 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9780802157997; 0802157998Subject(s): Young women -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Life change events -- FictionGenre/Form: Suspense fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction) | Psychological fiction. | Novellas.DDC classification: 813/.54
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Joyce Carol Oates, the "grand mistress of ghoulishness" ( Publishers Weekly ), showcases her mastery in four deeply disturbing novellas that will leave the reader both quaking and pining for more <p>In the titular novella, an academic in Pennsylvania discovers a terrifying trauma from her past after inheriting a house in Cardiff, Maine from someone she has never heard of. Mia, the protagonist of "Miao Dao," is a pubescent girl overcome with loneliness, who befriends a feral cat that becomes her protector from the increasingly aggressive males that surround her.</p> <p>A brilliant but shy college sophomore realizes that she is pregnant in "Phan-tomwise: 1972." Distraught, she allows a distinguished visiting professor to take her under his wing, though it quickly becomes evident that he is interested in more than an academic mentorship. Lastly, "The Surviving Child" is Stefan, who was spared when his mother, a famous poet, killed his sister and herself. Stefan's father remarries, but his young wife is haunted by dead poet's voice dancing inthe wind, an inexplicably befouled well, and a compulsive draw to the same gar-age that took two lives.</p> <p>In these psychologically daring, chillingly suspenseful pieces, Joyce Carol Oates writes about women facing threats past and present.</p>
Cardiff, by the sea -- Miao Dao -- Phantomwise: 1972 -- The surviving child.
"Cardiff, by the Sea is a bold, haunting collection of four previously unpublished novellas. Starting with the title novella - in which a romantic-minded young art historian is led to (re)discover a terrifying trauma after inheriting property in faraway Cardiff, Maine - through to "The Surviving Child" - which finds the young new wife of a famous poet's widow haunted by the dead poet's voice dancing in the wind, an inexplicably befouled well, and a compulsive draw to the same garage that already took two lives - Cardiff, by the Sea is ceaselessly sinister. In these psychologically daring, chillingly suspenseful novellas, Joyce Carol Oates writes about women facing threats past and present"--Provided by publisher.