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Evil Eye - Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong

Joyce Carol Oates

Readers know that few authors are able to create an atmosphere of unease and terror as well as Oates, a fact confirmed by the four novellas presented here. In the title story, “Evil Eye,” a young woman has recently become the fourth wife of a highly demanding man. When his first wife comes to stay with them, she warns the new bride that her husband is insane, and that she must find a way to protect herself. In “So Near Anytime Always,” a fateful meeting in a library leads to a boy's obsessive interest in a teenage girl. In “The Execution,” spoiled college student Bart Hansen has forgotten to factor in one person in his plan to commit the perfect, brutal crime: his mother. And in “The Flatbed,” a beautiful young woman struggles with frigidity until a shocking act releases her. All the novellas in this collection revolve around the theme of love gone wrong—horribly, shockingly wrong.

Readers know that few authors are able to create an atmosphere of unease and terror as well as Oates, a fact confirmed by the four novellas presented here. In the title story, “Evil Eye,” a young woman has recently become the fourth wife of a highly demanding man. When his first wife comes to stay with them, she warns the new bride that her husband is insane, and that she must find a way to protect herself. In “So Near Anytime Always,” a fateful meeting in a library leads to a boy's obsessive interest in a teenage girl. In “The Execution,” spoiled college student Bart Hansen has forgotten to factor in one person in his plan to commit the perfect, brutal crime: his mother. And in “The Flatbed,” a beautiful young woman struggles with frigidity until a shocking act releases her. All the novellas in this collection revolve around the theme of love gone wrong—horribly, shockingly wrong.
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Readers know that few authors are able to create an atmosphere of unease and terror as well as Oates, a fact confirmed by the four novellas presented here. In the title story, “Evil Eye,” a young woman has recently become the fourth wife of a highly demanding man. When his first wife comes to stay with them, she warns the new bride that her husband is insane, and that she must find a way to protect herself. In “So Near Anytime Always,” a fateful meeting in a library leads to a boy's obsessive interest in a teenage girl. In “The Execution,” spoiled college student Bart Hansen has forgotten to factor in one person in his plan to commit the perfect, brutal crime: his mother. And in “The Flatbed,” a beautiful young woman struggles with frigidity until a shocking act releases her. All the novellas in this collection revolve around the theme of love gone wrong—horribly, shockingly wrong.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Donna Postel, Luci Christian, Chris Patton, Tamara Marston

Length:

6h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:32


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

35:48


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:19:14


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

54:11


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

47:28


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

45:58


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

43:35


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

46:21


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

35:06


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

00:05