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The Triumph of the Spider Monkey

(1976)
A Novella by

 
 
Unavailable for 40 years, this seminal novel of madness and murder is acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates' powerful trip into the mind of a maniac.

Abandoned as a baby in a bus station locker, shuttled from one abusive foster home and detention center to another, Bobbie Gotteson grew up angry, hurting, damaged. His hunger to succeed as a musician brought him across the country to Hollywood, but along with it came his seething rage, his paranoid delusions, and his capacity for acts of shocking violence.

Unavailable for 40 years, The Triumph of the Spider Monkey is an eloquent, terrifying, heartbreaking exploration of madness by one of the most acclaimed authors of the past century. This definitive edition for the first time pairs the original novel with a never-before-collected companion novella by Joyce Carol Oates, unseen since its sole publication in a literary journal nearly half a century ago, which examines the impact of Gotteson's killing spree on a woman who survived it, as seen through the eyes of the troubled young man hired by a private detective to surveil her...

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Joyce Carol Oates's The Triumph of the Spider Monkey

Hardback Editions

November 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Triumph of the Spider Monkey
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-87685-291-6 / 978-0-87685-291-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Sparrow Pr
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November 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: The triumph of the spider monkey
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-87685-292-4 / 978-0-87685-292-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Sparrow Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Triumph of the Spider Monkey: 140 (Hard Case Crime)
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 1-78565-677-5 / 978-1-78565-677-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hard Case Crime
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January 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Triumph of the Spider Monkey
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-449-23817-2 / 978-0-449-23817-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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November 1976 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Triumph of the Spider Monkey
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-87685-290-8 / 978-0-87685-290-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Sparrow Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Triumph of the Spider Monkey (Hard Case Crime)
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Titan Books
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July 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Triumph of the Spider Monkey (Hard Case Crime)
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Hard Case Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA