A Book of American Martyrs

A Book of American Martyrs

“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… (more)

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Literature is burdened with the task of finding nuance, of seeing around various calcified narratives and rigid points of view. If it does not hold that task dearly, it cannot succeed as art, or, as in the case of this novel, even on its own terms.

Book Details  

Publisher: Ecco (February 07, 2017)

Language: English

Awards: Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2017 winner

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