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A Book of American Martyrs

(2017)
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"Oates' American saga captivates because it exists within an actual drama playing out across the country...Martyrs is a graceful and excruciating story of two families who do not live very far apart, but exist in different realities. " --USA Today, 4-star review

"Successful because [Oates] refuses to satirize or dehumanize anyone, even murderous foes of abortion...With its wrath and violence, A Book of American Martyrs offers this teaspoon of warmth in these troubled times: that it is possible to be wrong without surrendering your humanity." --Los Angeles Times

"The most relevant book of Oates's half-century-long career, a powerful reminder that fiction can be as timely as this morning's tweets but infinitely more illuminating." --Washington Post

A powerfully resonant and provocative novel from American master and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates

In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God's will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic but self-regarding doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief.

In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society.

A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

June 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-00-822167-7 / 978-0-00-822167-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-06-264304-5 / 978-0-06-264304-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-00-822171-5 / 978-0-00-822171-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-06-264305-3 / 978-0-06-264305-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-00-822168-5 / 978-0-00-822168-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-06-264442-4 / 978-0-06-264442-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

June 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 1-4708-5426-0 / 978-1-4708-5426-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 1-4708-5425-2 / 978-1-4708-5425-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 1-4708-5427-9 / 978-1-4708-5427-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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