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A Fair Maiden: A dark novel of suspense
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A Fair Maiden: A dark novel of suspense (Hardback)

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Fifteen-year-old Katya Spivak is out for a walk on the gracious streets of Bayhead Harbor, New Jersey, with her two summer babysitting charges when she is approached by silver-haired, elegant Marcus Kidder. At first his interest in her seems harmless, even pleasant; like his name, a sort of gentle joke. His beautiful home, the children's books that he has written, his classical music, the fine art in his study, his lavish gifts to her: Mr. Kidder's life couldn't be more different from Katya's drab working class existence back home - or more enticing. But by degrees, almost imperceptibly, something changes, and posing for Mr Kidder's new painting isn't the light-hearted endeavour it once was. What does he really want from her? And how far will he go to get it? This spare, chilling novel shows Joyce Carol Oates at the height of her powers as a literary storyteller.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Quercus Publishing Publication Date: 01/01/2010 ISBN-13: 9781847248589  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Joyce Carol Oates is an American literary giant whose work embraces full-length fiction, short stories, poetry, plays, essays and criticism. Her many novels include We Were the Mulvaneys, which was an Oprah Book Club Choice, and Blonde, which was nominated for a National Book Award. Oates is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton. She lives in New Jersey.

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