My Sister My Love

Joyce Carol Oates

A dark, wry, captivating tale, inspired by an unsolved American true crime mystery.

My Sister, My Love is based on the controversial true-crime mystery of the JonBenet Ramsey murder. When a beautiful, ice-skating child prodigy is found brutally murdered, suspicion immediately mounts against friends, neighbors, and even the young girl’s own family. Told from the point of view of the dead girl’s brother, and in the inimitable style and gripping voice that has long been Oates’s trademark, My Sister, My Love explores the darkest corners of the human psyche, and takes the reader into a twisted world that only the most daring and imaginative of novelists can capture.

Reviews of My Sister My Love

    • ‘A searing and often extremely funny portrait of suburban upper–middle–class life…Oates’ ability to mimic the chaotic thoughts and feelings of an unwanted child is uncanny.’ Sunday Times
    • ‘A lavish, cynical portrait of family dysfunction in the money–and-celebrity–crazed 1990s.’ Guardian

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