A Book of American MartyrsBook - 2017
In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God's will when he assassinates an abortion provider while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief. This is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2017.
Characteristics: 736 pages ;,24cm.