By Joyce Carol Oates

ISBN-10: 0008221677

ISBN-13: 9780008221676

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ISBN-13: 9780008221713

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Two households. faces of the US. An act of violence with far-reaching consequences.

Gus Voorhees is a pioneer within the development of women’s reproductive rights and a debatable abortion supplier within the American Midwest. One morning as he arrives at his health center, he's ambushed via a hardline Christian, Luther Dunphy, and shot dead.

The killing leaves in its wake fatherless households: the Voorheeses, who're prosperous, hugely trained, secular and pro-choice, and the Dunphys, their contrary on all counts.
When the daughters of the 2 households, Naomi Voorhees and sunrise Dunphy, glimpse one another on the trial of Luther Dunphy, their preliminary reaction is mutual hatred. yet their lives are tangled jointly eternally by means of what has occurred, and in the course of the years yet to come and the occasions that stick with, neither can relatively overlook the other…

‘The tale of Trump’s America’ Daily Mail

‘The so much suitable publication of Oates’s half-century-long occupation . . . a masterpiece’ Washington Post

Oates's American saga captivates since it exists inside of an exact drama enjoying out around the country. a sleek and excruciating tale of 2 households who don't reside very a long way aside, yet exist in several realities’ united states Today

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