Horror for Halloween: The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates

The Accursed
Unusual things begin happening in peaceful, polished Princeton, NJ around the turn of the 20th century.  Residents dream about vampires, daughters start to vanish, and a bride-to-be runs away with a man who she believes is a prince, but may actually be the Devil.  The reader will be taken on a fantastically dark, yet engrossing, journey as the bride-to-be's brother sets out to find her.

"Oates brings her nightshade humor and extraordinary fluency in eroticism and violence, American history and literature (her magnetizing characters include Mark Twain, Jack London, and Upton Sinclair) to this piercing novel of the devastating toll of repression and prejudice, sexism and class warfare. A diabolically enthralling and subversive literary mash-up." - Booklist Reviews

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