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The Sacrifice
Author: Joyce Carol Oates

ISBN: 9780008114893
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 23 November 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.6
Description:
When a fourteen-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanises her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades.Unfolding in a chorus of multiracial voices - from the police to the media to the victim and her family - which gather to reach a tense crescendo at the novel's climax,

The Sacrifice offers a shocking new understanding of power and oppression, innocence and guilt, truth and sensationalism, justice and retribution - and the primal decisions we make to protect those we love.A chilling exploration of complex social, political, and moral themes, The Sacrifice is a major work of fiction from one of our most revered literary masters.

About the Author

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her books include We Were the Mulvaneys; Blonde,</i

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