A Book of American Martyrs

Joyce Carol Oates

‘The story of Trump’s America’ Daily Mail

Two families.

Two faces of America.

One violent crime that will bitterly divide them – and yet bind them together forever.

‘A magnificent story of two broken families’ Independent

Page-turning, gripping, full of unexpected twistsObserver

‘From its dramatic opening, with the killing of an abortionist, the book rockets forwards … Ingenious, agile, dazzlingLiterary Review

‘Morally meaty and always readableSunday Times

‘A masterpiece’ Washington Post

Reviews of A Book of American Martyrs

    • ‘The story of Trump’s America’ Daily Mail
    • ‘Page-turning, gripping, full of unexpected twists’ Observer
    • ‘A magnificent story of two broken families, both steeped in grief’ Independent
    • ‘Icily subtle … at its spine-tingling best when staring into the dark, a sliver away from the Gothic’ Spectator
    • ‘Dramatic, dazzling, ingenious, agile … her uniquely sane, empathetic voice seems particularly vital and timely during Trump’s presidency’ Literary Review
    • ‘The most relevant book of Oates’s half-century-long career . . . a masterpiece’ Washington Post
    • ‘Oates’s American saga captivates because it exists within an actual drama playing out across the country. A graceful and excruciating story of two families who do not live very far apart, but exist in different realities’ USA Today

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