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Jack of Spades

Joyce Carol Oates

From one of the most inimitable writers of our generation, Jack of Spades is an exquisite, psychologically complex thriller about the opposing forces within the mind of one ambitions writer, and the line between genius and madness. Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of critical and commercial success most authors only dream about: his twenty-eight mystery novels have sold millions of copies in nearly thirty countries. He also has a loving wife, three grown children, and is a well-regarded philanthropist in his small New Jersey town. But Rush is hiding a dark secret. Under the pseudonym "Jack of Spades," he writes another string of novels—dark potboilers that are violent, lurid, even masochistic. These are novels that the refined, upstanding Andrew Rush wouldn't be seen reading, let alone writing. Until one day, his daughter comes across a Jack of Spades novel that he has carelessly left out and begins to ask questions. Meanwhile, Rush receives a court summons in the mail explaining that a local women has accused him of plagiarizing her own self-published fiction. Rush's reputation, career, and family life all come under threat—and unbidden, in the back of his mind, the Jack of Spades starts thinking ever more evil thoughts.

From one of the most inimitable writers of our generation, Jack of Spades is an exquisite, psychologically complex thriller about the opposing forces within the mind of one ambitions writer, and the line between genius and madness. Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of critical and commercial success most authors only dream about: his twenty-eight mystery novels have sold millions of copies in nearly thirty countries. He also has a loving wife, three grown children, and is a well-regarded philanthropist in his small New Jersey town. But Rush is hiding a dark secret. Under the pseudonym "Jack of Spades," he writes another string of novels—dark potboilers that are violent, lurid, even masochistic. These are novels that the refined, upstanding Andrew Rush wouldn't be seen reading, let alone writing. Until one day, his daughter comes across a Jack of Spades novel that he has carelessly left out and begins to ask questions. Meanwhile, Rush receives a court summons in the mail explaining that a local women has accused him of plagiarizing her own self-published fiction. Rush's reputation, career, and family life all come under threat—and unbidden, in the back of his mind, the Jack of Spades starts thinking ever more evil thoughts.
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From one of the most inimitable writers of our generation, Jack of Spades is an exquisite, psychologically complex thriller about the opposing forces within the mind of one ambitions writer, and the line between genius and madness. Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of critical and commercial success most authors only dream about: his twenty-eight mystery novels have sold millions of copies in nearly thirty countries. He also has a loving wife, three grown children, and is a well-regarded philanthropist in his small New Jersey town. But Rush is hiding a dark secret. Under the pseudonym "Jack of Spades," he writes another string of novels—dark potboilers that are violent, lurid, even masochistic. These are novels that the refined, upstanding Andrew Rush wouldn't be seen reading, let alone writing. Until one day, his daughter comes across a Jack of Spades novel that he has carelessly left out and begins to ask questions. Meanwhile, Rush receives a court summons in the mail explaining that a local women has accused him of plagiarizing her own self-published fiction. Rush's reputation, career, and family life all come under threat—and unbidden, in the back of his mind, the Jack of Spades starts thinking ever more evil thoughts.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joe Barrett

Length:

4h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:34