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High Crime Area - Tales of Darkness and Dread

Joyce Carol Oates

Narrator Chris Patton, Julia Whelan, Ray Chase, Donna Postel, Luci Christian, Tamara Marston

Publisher: HighBridge Audio

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Summary

In the title story, a white aspiring professor is convinced she is being followed. No need to panic—she has a handgun stowed away in her purse, just in case. But when she turns to confront her black male shadow, the situation isn’t what she expects. In “The Rescuer,” a promising graduate student detours to inner-city Trenton, New Jersey, to save her brother from a downward spiral. But she soon finds out there may be more to his world than to hers. And in “The Last Man of Letters,” the world-renowned author X embarks on a final grand tour of Europe. He has money, fame, but not a whole lot of manners. A little thing like etiquette couldn’t bring a man like X down, could it? In these biting and beautiful pieces, Oates confronts, one by one, the demons within us, demonstrating that sometimes, it’s not the human side that wins out.
Duration: about 7 hours (07:07:04)
Publishing date: 2014-05-14; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2014. Copyright Statment: —