Brown University


Carthage

by Joyce Carol Oates
Ecco Press, January 2014   ISBN: 978-006220812-5
Price: $26.99

"A young girl's disappearance rocks a community and a family in this stirring examination of grief, faith, justice, and the atrocities of war from Joyce Carol Oates, 'one of the great artistic forces of our time' (The Nation).

Carthage plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded young corporal haunted by unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a disaffected young girl whose exile from her family may have come long before her disappearance...Dark and riveting, Carthage is a powerful addition to the Joyce Carol Oates canon, one that explores the human capacity for violence, love, and forgiveness, and asks if it's ever truly possible to come home again."--publisher description

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