A BLOODSMOOR ROMANCE BY JOYCE CAROL OATES

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BLOODSMOOR

A Bloodsmoor Romance by Joyce Carol Oates

Ecco Press (paperback), 1982  

752 pages  

www.usfca.edu/jc

BLURB FROM THE COVER

FINALLY RETURNED TO PRINT, JOYCE CAROL OATES’S LOST CLASSIC: THE SATIRICAL, OFTEN SURREAL, AND BEAUTIFULLY PLOTTED GOTHIC ROMANCE THAT FOLLOWS THE EXPLOITS OF THE AUDACIOUS ZINN SISTERS, WHOSE NINETEENTH-CENTURY PURSUIT OF ADVENTUROUS LIVES TURNS A LENS ON CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CULTURE.

When their sister is plucked from the shores of the Bloodsmoor River by an eerie black-silk hot air balloon that sails in through a clear blue sky, the lives of the already extraordinary Zinn sisters are radically altered. The monstrous tragedy splinters the family, who must not only grapple with the mysterious and shameful loss of their sister and daughter but also seek their way forward in the dawn of a new era—one that includes time machines, the spirit world, and the quest for women’s independence.

Breathlessly narrated in the…

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