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Carthage - A Novel

Joyce Carol Oates

A young girl's disappearance rocks a community and a family in this stirring examination of grief, faith, justice, and the atrocities of war from Joyce Carol Oates, "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation) Zeno Mayfield's daughter has disappeared into the night, gone missing in the wilds of the Adirondacks. But when the community of Carthage joins a father's frantic search for the girl, they discover the unlikeliest of suspects-a decorated Iraq War veteran with close ties to the Mayfield family. As grisly evidence mounts against the troubled war hero, the family must wrestle with the possibility of having lost a daughter forever. Carthage plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded young corporal haunted by unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a disaffected young girl whose exile from her family may have come long before her disappearance. Dark and riveting, Carthage is a powerful addition to the Joyce Carol Oates canon, one that explores the human capacity for violence, love, and forgiveness, and asks if it's ever truly possible to come home again.

A young girl's disappearance rocks a community and a family in this stirring examination of grief, faith, justice, and the atrocities of war from Joyce Carol Oates, "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation) Zeno Mayfield's daughter has disappeared into the night, gone missing in the wilds of the Adirondacks. But when the community of Carthage joins a father's frantic search for the girl, they discover the unlikeliest of suspects-a decorated Iraq War veteran with close ties to the Mayfield family. As grisly evidence mounts against the troubled war hero, the family must wrestle with the possibility of having lost a daughter forever. Carthage plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded young corporal haunted by unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a disaffected young girl whose exile from her family may have come long before her disappearance. Dark and riveting, Carthage is a powerful addition to the Joyce Carol Oates canon, one that explores the human capacity for violence, love, and forgiveness, and asks if it's ever truly possible to come home again.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A young girl's disappearance rocks a community and a family in this stirring examination of grief, faith, justice, and the atrocities of war from Joyce Carol Oates, "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation) Zeno Mayfield's daughter has disappeared into the night, gone missing in the wilds of the Adirondacks. But when the community of Carthage joins a father's frantic search for the girl, they discover the unlikeliest of suspects-a decorated Iraq War veteran with close ties to the Mayfield family. As grisly evidence mounts against the troubled war hero, the family must wrestle with the possibility of having lost a daughter forever. Carthage plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded young corporal haunted by unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a disaffected young girl whose exile from her family may have come long before her disappearance. Dark and riveting, Carthage is a powerful addition to the Joyce Carol Oates canon, one that explores the human capacity for violence, love, and forgiveness, and asks if it's ever truly possible to come home again.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Ericksen, David Colacci

Length:

19h 29m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

06:03


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

21:02


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

29:55


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:11:09


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

02:05:09


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

46:17


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

01:40:45


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

25:24


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

04:55


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

04:07:22


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

27:57


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

01:29:54


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

02:20:01


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

02:35


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

01:18:35


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

01:36:41


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

11:13


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

33:16


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

10:17


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

00:40