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, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including We Were the Mulvaneys; Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award; and the New York Times bestseller The Accursed. 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 an actor since he was ten years old. He was featured on television in Days of Our Lives and General Hospital, and in the cult film Skinheads. He has narrated a number of audiobooks and is completing work on a memoir.
Maggi-Meg Reed has performed as an actress and singer both on and off Broadway. She is the narrator of numerous popular audiobooks including A Very Long Engagement and The Time Traveler's Wife. Her voice is also heard on tv and radio commercials across the country. She lives in Brooklyn.