A Book of American Martyrs (Digital Audiobook)

A Novel

By Joyce Carol Oates, Tavia Gilbert (Narrator), David Colacci (Narrator), Donna Postel (Narrator), Neil Hellegers (Narrator), Kirsten Potter (Narrator)

Publication Date: February 6, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/10/2017)
Hardcover (2/7/2017)
Paperback, Large Print (2/21/2017)
Compact Disc (2/7/2017)
MP3 CD (2/7/2017)
Compact Disc (2/7/2017)

Description

In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God’s will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief.

In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society. 

A Book of American Martyrs 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.



About the Author

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.