Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award and the PEN / Malamud Award, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her books include We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, Carthage, and, most recently, A Book of American Martyrs. She is Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.
'A dystopian narrative in which the indomitable Oates seems to be flexing new muscles ... unrelentingly disturbing' Observer 'Immerse yourself in this spooky novel .. the hazards of time travel are vivid and frightening indeed' New Statesman 'Joyce Carol Oates taps deep into contemporary anxieties over the rise of surveillance, totalitarian governments and invasive technology ... [she has an] unerring ability to reflect the times in which we live' Daily Mail 'Nothing is as it seems in this accelerating swirl of political and academic satire, science fiction and romantic melodrama. At 80, after more than 40 novels, Oates is still casting some awfully dark magic' Washington Post