The Resource The sacrifice: : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates, (electronic resource)

The sacrifice: : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates, (electronic resource)

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The sacrifice: : a novel
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The sacrifice:
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a novel
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Joyce Carol Oates
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eng
Summary
New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates returns with an incendiary novel that illuminates the tragic impact of sexual violence, racism, brutality, and power on innocent lives and probes the persistence of stereotypes, the nature of revenge, the complexities of truth, and our insatiable hunger for sensationalism When a fourteen-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades. In this magisterial work of fiction, Joyce Carol Oates explores the uneasy fault lines in a racially troubled society. In such a tense, charged atmosphere, Oates reveals that there must always be a sacrifice-of innocence, truth, trust, and, ultimately, of lives. Unfolding in a succession of multiracial voices, in a community transfixed by this alleged crime and the spectacle unfolding around it, this profound novel exposes what-and who-the "sacrifice" actually is, and what consequences these kinds of events hold for us all. Working at the height of her powers, Oates offers a sympathetic portrait of the young girl and her mother, and challenges our expectations and beliefs about our society, our biases, and ourselves. As the chorus of its voices-from the police to the media to the victim and her family-reaches a crescendo, The Sacrifice offers a shocking new understanding of power and oppression, innocence and guilt, truth and sensationalism, justice and retribution. A chilling exploration of complex social, political, and moral themes-the enduring trauma of the past, modern racial and class tensions, the power of secrets, and the primal decisions we all make to protect those we love-The Sacrifice is a major work of fiction from one of our most revered literary masters
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Midwest
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1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813/.54
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fiction
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Narrated by Bahni Turpin,Sisi Aisha Johnson and Foreman, Karole
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  • Foreman, Karole
  • Johnson, Sisi Aisha
  • Turpin, Bahni
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  • African American girls
  • Teenage girls
  • Race relations
  • New Jersey
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adult
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The sacrifice: : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates, (electronic resource)
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MWT11587747
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 56 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780062372390
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MWT11587747
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The sacrifice: : a novel, Joyce Carol Oates, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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MWT11587747
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 56 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
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9780062372390
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT11587747
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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11587747
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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