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A Book of American Martyrs - A Novel

Joyce Carol Oates

In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God’s will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief. In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society. A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred.

In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God’s will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief. In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society. A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred.
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In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God’s will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief. In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society. A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Neil Hellegers, Tavia Gilbert, David Colacci, Donna Postel, Kirsten Potter

Length:

24h 45m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:20


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

11:34


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

28:36


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

03:10


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

01:16:48


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

43:11


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

33:01


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

52:15


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

29:46


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

00:18


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

00:23


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

01:45


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

00:49


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

06:10


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

02:30


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

06:18


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

04:49


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

02:21


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

11:24


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

04:28


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

00:39


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

01:59


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

08:28


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

01:00:06


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

22:37


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

02:16


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

33:23


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

01:54


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

28:45


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

12:00


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

11:32


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

12:51


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

11:25


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

00:48


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

00:28


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

01:24:16


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

01:18


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

19:08


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

09:19


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

08:19


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

00:24


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

12:43


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

10:04


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

46:48


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

20:36


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

25:56


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

02:23


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

03:32


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

03:07


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

27:59


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

09:55


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

06:26


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

27:32


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

30:58


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

01:06:38


Part 4, Chapter 55
Part 4, Chapter 55

33:29


Part 4, Chapter 56
Part 4, Chapter 56

03:49


Part 4, Chapter 57
Part 4, Chapter 57

16:13


Part 4, Chapter 58
Part 4, Chapter 58

00:40


Part 4, Chapter 59
Part 4, Chapter 59

01:34:34


Part 4, Chapter 60
Part 4, Chapter 60

13:01


Part 4, Chapter 61
Part 4, Chapter 61

58:55


Part 4, Chapter 62
Part 4, Chapter 62

01:05:15


Part 5, Chapter 63
Part 5, Chapter 63

00:24


Part 5, Chapter 64
Part 5, Chapter 64

01:15:01


Part 5, Chapter 65
Part 5, Chapter 65

33:19


Part 5, Chapter 66
Part 5, Chapter 66

01:08:06


Part 5, Chapter 67
Part 5, Chapter 67

29:27


Part 5, Chapter 68
Part 5, Chapter 68

45:50


Part 5, Chapter 69
Part 5, Chapter 69

00:43