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A brilliant young philosophy student bent on seducing her famous philosopher-mentor finds herself outmaneuvered; diabolically clever high school girls wreak a particularly apt sort of vengeance on sexual predators in their community; a woman stalked by a would-be killer may be confiding in the wrong former lover; a young woman is morbidly obsessed by her unfamiliar new role as “mother.” In the collection’s longest story, a much-praised cutting-edge writer cruelly experiments with “drafts” of his own suicide.
In these powerfully wrought stories that hold a mirror up to our time, Joyce Carol Oates has created a world of erotic obsession, thwarted idealism, and ever-shifting identities. Provocative and stunning, Zero-Sum reinforces Oates’s standing as a literary treasure and an artist of the mysterious interior life.
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Little DeathsEllen Datlow and J. Calvin Pierce and Kathe Koja and Barry N. Malzberg and Joel Lane and Joyce Carol Oates and Melanie Tem and Kelley Eskridge and Sarah Clemens and Nicola Griffith and M. John Harrison and Jack Womack and Douglas Clegg and K. W. Jeter and Richard Christian Matheson and Lucius Shepard and Stephen Dedman and Lucy Taylor and Harry Crews and Wayne Allen Sallee and Nicholas Royle and Pat Cadigan
InfernoNathan Ballingrud and Laird Barron and Elizabeth Bear and Simon Bestwick and P. D. Cacek and Pat Cadigan and Ellen Datlow and Terry Dowling and Paul Finch and Jeffrey Ford and Christopher Fowler and Stephen Gallagher and John Grant and Glen Hirshberg and K. W. Jeter and Mike O'Driscoll and Joyce Carol Oates and Mark Samuels and Lucius Shepard and Lee Thomas and Conrad Williams
The DarkEllen Datlow and Jeffrey Ford and Tanith Lee and Terry Dowling and Mike O'Driscoll and Gahan Wilson and Jack Cady and Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen Gallagher and Daniel Abraham and Ramsey Campbell and Sharyn McCrumb and Charles L. Grant and Kathe Koja and Lucius Shepard and Kelly Link and Glen Hirshberg
Lovecraft UnboundEllen Datlow and Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud and Richard Bowes and Anna Tambour and Brian Evenson and Amanda Downum and Joel Lane and Holly Phillips and William Browning Spencer and Caitlín R. Kiernan and Michael Cisco and Marc Laidlaw and Joyce Carol Oates and Lavie Tidhar and Simon Kurt Unsworth and Michael Shea and Gemma Files and Sarah Monette and Laird Barron and Elizabeth Bear and Nick Mamatas
When Things Get DarkEllen Datlow and Joyce Carol Oates and Josh Malerman and Carmen Maria Machado and Paul Tremblay
The Cat Saw Murder: A Rachel Murdock Mystery (An American Mystery Classic)Dolores Hitchens and Joyce Carol Oates
Cutting EdgeJoyce Carol Oates and Margaret Atwood and Aimee Bender and Edwidge Danticat and Valerie Martin and Bernice L. McFadden
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