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LocationMt Jewett
TitleBabysitter / Joyce Carol Oates.
AuthorOates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
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Call NoBarcodeCirc StatusLocation
FIC OAT50778000092357AvailableMt Jewett

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 0593535170 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9780593535172 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.54 23
Personal Name Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author.
Title Statement Babysitter / Joyce Carol Oates.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.
Physical Description 431 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
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 Kidnapping Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Missing persons Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Serial murderers Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Detroit (Mich.) Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels.
Index Term-Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction)

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