The Female of the Species (Paperback)
Tales of Mystery and Suspense
Mariner Books, 9780156030274, 288pp.
Publication Date: January 15, 2007
Other Editions of This Title:
With wicked insight, Joyce Carol Oates demonstrates why the females of the species—be they six-year-old girls, seemingly devoted wives, or aging mothers—are by nature more deadly than the males.
About the Author
JOYCE CAROL OATES is the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and the winner of the National Book Award. Among her major works are We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, and The Falls.
Praise For The Female of the Species: Tales of Mystery and Suspense…
"Suspense fiction is like a powerful drug: one page, one taste, can induce such a tingly, speedy feeling that it takes an almost superhuman effort not to finish everything off in just one sitting. At least, that’s how it is with Joyce Carol Oates’s new collection of mystery and suspense stories . . . You can’t put this book down."—The New York Times Book Review
"As ever, Oates shocks, delights and amuses because she's so good at what she does."—The Baltimore Sun