The Doll-master and Other Tales of Terror

The Doll-master and Other Tales of Terror

eBook - 2016
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From one of our most important contemporary writers, The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror is a bold, haunting collection of six stories.

In the title story, a young boy becomes obsessed with his cousin's doll after she tragically passes away from leukemia. As he grows older, he begins to collect "found dolls" from the surrounding neighborhoods and stores his treasures in the abandoned carriage house on his family's estate. But just what kind of dolls are they? In "Gun Accident," a teenage girl is thrilled when her favorite teacher asks her to house-sit, even on short notice. But when an intruder forces his way into the house while the girl is there, the fate of more than one life is changed forever. In "Equatorial," set in the exotic Galapagos, an affluent American wife experiences disorienting assaults upon her sense of who her charismatic husband really is, and what his plans may be for her.

In The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror , Joyce Carol Oates evokes the "fascination of the abomination" that is at the core of the most profound, the most unsettling, and the most memorable of dark mystery fiction.
Publisher: New York : The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, c2016
ISBN: 9780802189936
0802189938
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Contents: The doll-master
Soldier
Gun accident: an investigation
Equatorial
Big momma
Mystery, inc

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MillieBT
Sep 13, 2016

The 1st tale was good...2nd I'm not sure what happened..not interested

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ronandlynda
Jun 28, 2016

Featured in the Hamilton Spectator's Must-Read Books of the Summer 2016

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