Title: A Book of American Martyrs
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Fourth Estate
This edition published: 2007
Paperback or Hardcover: Paperback
Condition: Good condition
A Book of American Martyrs
Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who 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.