Night-gaunts : and other tales of suspense / Joyce Carol Oates.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: The book opens with a woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot, on her own, afford. In this exquisitely tense narrative reimagining of Edward Hopper's Eleven A.M., 1926, the reader enters the minds of both the woman and her married lover, each consumed by alternating thoughts of disgust and arousal, as he rushes, amorously, murderously, to her door. In "The Long-Legged Girl," an aging, jealous wife crafts an unusual game of Russian roulette involving a pair of Wedgewood teacups, a strong Bengal brew, and a lethal concoction of medicine. Who will drink from the wrong cup, the wife or the dance student she believes to be her husband's latest conquest? In "The Sign of the Beast," when a former Sunday school teacher's corpse turns up, the blighted adolescent she had by turns petted and ridiculed confesses to her murder--but is he really responsible? Another young outsider, Horace Phineas Love, Jr., is haunted by apparitions at the very edge of the spectrum of visibility after the death of his tortured father in "Night-Gaunts," a fantastic ode to H.P. Lovecraft. Reveling in the uncanny and richly in conversation with other creative minds, Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense stands at the crossroads of sex, violence, and longing--and asks us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves.
    • Content Notes:
      The woman in the window -- The long-legged girl -- Sign of the beast -- The experimental subject -- Walking wounded -- Night-gaunts.
    • Other Titles:
      Short stories. Selections
    • ISBN:
      0802129668
      9780802129666
    • Accession Number:
      on1057855282
      1057855282
    • Accession Number:
      lcc.on1057855282
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      OATES, J. C. Night-gaunts : and other tales of suspense. [s. l.]: The Mysterious Press an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2019. ISBN 0802129668. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1057855282&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 11 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Oates JC. Night-Gaunts : And Other Tales of Suspense. The Mysterious Press an imprint of Grove Atlantic; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1057855282&custid=s6224580. Accessed December 11, 2019.
    • APA:
      Oates, J. C. (2019). Night-gaunts : and other tales of suspense. The Mysterious Press an imprint of Grove Atlantic. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1057855282&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Oates, Joyce Carol. 2019. Night-Gaunts : And Other Tales of Suspense. The Mysterious Press an imprint of Grove Atlantic. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1057855282&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Oates, J. C. (2019) Night-gaunts : and other tales of suspense. The Mysterious Press an imprint of Grove Atlantic. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1057855282&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 11 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Oates, JC 2019, Night-gaunts : and other tales of suspense, The Mysterious Press an imprint of Grove Atlantic, viewed 11 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Oates, Joyce Carol. Night-Gaunts : And Other Tales of Suspense. The Mysterious Press an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1057855282&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Oates, Joyce Carol. Night-Gaunts : And Other Tales of Suspense. The Mysterious Press an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1057855282&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Oates JC. Night-gaunts : and other tales of suspense [Internet]. The Mysterious Press an imprint of Grove Atlantic; 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 11]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1057855282&custid=s6224580