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Zombie [Signed by Author]

Oates, Joyce Carol

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ISBN 10: 0525940456 / ISBN 13: 9780525940456
Published by E.P. Dutton, NY, 1995
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Dorley House Books, Inc. (Clear Spring, MD, U.S.A.)

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First Edition, First Printing; dj w/unclipped price, in mylar; 181 clean, unmarked pages; signed by author on title page Size: 8 Vo; 1 Pound. Bookseller Inventory # 044962

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Title: Zombie [Signed by Author]

Publisher: E.P. Dutton, NY

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st.

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A journey into the mind of a paroled sex offender named Quentin P. draws a meticulous portrait of cold calculation and dark obsession

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A hero who gets into the mind of a serial killer is a fixture of television crime shows, but such stories are usually disappointing, because the viewer knows it's just a gimmick. Not so with this unusual little novel, which The New York Times called a "note-perfect, horror-comic ventriloquization of a half-bright, infantile serial killer." Joyce Carol Oates has so convincingly written through the voice of a killer, you will feel nervous while reading at how familiar, how human, he is. Part of how she achieves the effect is through sparing use of bizarre capitalization (e.g., "MOON" and "FRAGMENT") and crude drawings done with a felt-tip pen. But the language is what makes it come alive, as in such weird statements as "My whole body is a numb tongue." This book was winner of the 1996 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.

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