«A Book of American Martyrs»: the new masterpiece by Joyce Carol Oates

Una novel·la provocativa firmada per Joyce Carol Oates. Relata la història de dues families americanes molt diferents però íntimament vinculades entre elles. Luther Dunphy és un fidel de l’església evangèlica que es creu mogut per la voluntat de Déu quan assassina a un metge especialitzat en avortaments d’una petita ciutat de Ohio: l’Augustus Voorhees. La vídua i els seus fills segueixen aterrits per l’assassí. «A Book of American Martyrs» és un retrat cru i profund de la societat americana.

A powerfully resonant and provocative novel from American master and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates.

Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical. He 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