Lovely, Dark, Deep (Compact Disc)
From the legendary literary master, winner of the National Book Award and "New York Times" bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, comes a collection of ten mesmerizing stories that maps the eerie darkness within us all.
Insightful, disturbing, imaginative, and breathtaking in their lyrical precision, the stories in "Lovely, Dark, Deep" display Joyce Carol Oates magnificent ability to make visceral the terror, hurt, and uncertainty that lurk at the edges of ordinary lives.
In Mastiff, a woman and a man are joined in an erotic bond forged out of terror and gratitude. Sex with Camel explores how a sixteen-year-old boy realizes the depth of his love for his grandmother and how vulnerable those feelings make him. Fearful that that her husband is disappearing from their life, a woman becomes obsessed with keeping him in her sight in The Disappearing. A Book of Martyrs reveals how the end of a pregnancy brings with it the end of a relationship. And in the title story, the elderly Robert Frost is visited by an interviewer, an unsettling young woman, who seems to know a good deal more about his life than she should.
A piercing and evocative collection, "Lovely, Dark, Deep" reveals an artist at the height of her creative power.
About the Author
Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.
Jason Culp has been acting since the age of ten, and his credits include a variety of television, theater, and film roles. He is best known for his role as Julian Gerome on "General Hospital". In addition to voiceover work in national commercials, Culp has narrated audiobooks by bestselling authors such as Louis L Amour, Danielle Steel, John Irving, and David Weber. He has been recording since 1996 and has nearly 35 audiobooks under his belt. Culp has also narrated documentaries for National Geographic and the History Channel.
Maggi-Meg Reed is the narrator of numerous popular audiobooks including Alex Kava's "One False Move", Sebastien Japrisot's "A Very Long Engagement", and Audrey Niffenegger's "The Time Traveler's Wife". Reed is a multiple Audie nominee, Earphones winner, and "AudioFile" Featured Narrator. In 2008, she was named the Best Voice in Fiction & Classics by "AudioFile" magazine. Her voice can also be heard on television and radio commercials across the country, and "AudioFile" Magazine has called her narration"fresh, intelligent, and attentive." She lives in Brooklyn, NY.