Evil eye : four novellas of love gone wrong /

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Author / Creator:Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:New York : The Mysterious Press/Grove Atlantic ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2013.
Description:vii, 216 p. ; 22 cm
Subject:Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Violence -- Fiction.
Short stories, American
Man-woman relationships.
Short stories, American.
Short stories.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/9338063
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ISBN:9780802120472 (hardcover)
0802120474 (hardcover)
Summary:In "Evil Eye," we meet Mariana, the young fourth wife of a prominent intellectual. When her husband's brazen first wife visits one night, Mariana learns a terrible secret that could be a harbinger of doom for her marriage and very soul. In "So Near, Anytime, Always," shy teenager Lizbeth meets Desmond, a charming boy who offers this introverted girl the first sparks of young romance. Yet just as their relationship begins to blossom, Lizbeth realizes that beneath Desmond's perfect facade lies a dark soul that could wreak havoc on Lizbeth and her loved ones. In "The Execution," spoiled college student Bart Hansen has planned the perfect, brutal crime to get back at his parents for their years of condescension. Yet what he didn't plan for is a mother whose love is more resilient than he could have ever imagined, who threatens to derail his carefully laid-out plans. And in "The Flat-Bed," childhood trauma has prevented Cecelia from enjoying the pleasures of physical intimacy with a man, but when she finally meets the love of her life, Cecelia realizes that finding intimacy will mean coming face-to-face with the despicable man from her past who robbed her of her innocence years ago.--From publisher's description.