The Doll-master and Other Tales of Terror

The Doll-master and Other Tales of Terror

eBook - 2016
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of six psychologically daring stories by the National Book Award-winning author of them includes the tale of a boy's obsession with a doll in the aftermath of a cousin's leukemia-related death and a teen's confrontation with an intruder while housesitting for her teacher.

Perseus Publishing
From one of our most important contemporary writers, The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror is a bold, haunting collection of six stories.

In the title story, a young boy becomes obsessed with his cousin’s doll after she tragically passes away from leukemia. As he grows older, he begins to collect “found dolls” from the surrounding neighborhoods and stores his treasures in the abandoned carriage house on his family's estate. But just what kind of dolls are they? In “Gun Accident,” a teenage girl is thrilled when her favorite teacher asks her to house-sit, even on short notice. But when an intruder forces his way into the house while the girl is there, the fate of more than one life is changed forever. In “Equatorial,” set in the exotic Galapagos, an affluent American wife experiences disorienting assaults upon her sense of who her charismatic husband really is, and what his plans may be for her.

In The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror, Joyce Carol Oates evokes the “fascination of the abomination” that is at the core of the most profound, the most unsettling, and the most memorable of dark mystery fiction.

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Including “Big Momma,” winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Short Story

From one of our most important contemporary writers, The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror is a bold, haunting collection of six stories.

In the title story, a young boy becomes obsessed with his cousin’s doll after she tragically passes away from leukemia. As he grows older, he begins to collect “found dolls” from the surrounding neighborhoods and stores his treasures in the abandoned carriage house on his family's estate. But just what kind of dolls are they? In “Gun Accident,” a teenage girl is thrilled when her favorite teacher asks her to house-sit, even on short notice. But when an intruder forces his way into the house while the girl is there, the fate of more than one life is changed forever. In “Equatorial,” set in the exotic Galapagos, an affluent American wife experiences disorienting assaults upon her sense of who her charismatic husband really is, and what his plans may be for her.

In The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror, Joyce Carol Oates evokes the “fascination of the abomination” that is at the core of the most profound, the most unsettling, and the most memorable of dark mystery fiction.


Publisher: New York : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2016
ISBN: 0802189938 electronic bk
9780802189936 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC OATES
Characteristics: text file,rda
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A collection of grotesquely creepy tales guaranteed to keep you up at night.


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MillieBT
Sep 13, 2016

The 1st tale was good...2nd I'm not sure what happened..not interested

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ronandlynda
Jun 28, 2016

Featured in the Hamilton Spectator's Must-Read Books of the Summer 2016

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