|Author: Joyce Carol Oates|
|*Author: Oates, Joyce Carol *Publication Date: 2009/09/01 *Number of Pages: 181 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75|
From the Publisher:
Meet Quentin P.
He is a problem for his professor father and his loving mother, though of course they do not believe the charge (sexual molestation of a minor) that got him in that bit of trouble.
He is a challenge for his court-appointed psychiatrist, who nonetheless is encouraged by the increasingly affirmative quality of his dreams and his openness in discussing them.
He is a thoroughly sweet young man for his wealthy grandmother, who gives him more and more, and can deny him less and less.
He is the most believable and thoroughly terrifying sexual psychopath and killer ever to be brought to life in fiction, as Joyce Carol Oates achieves her boldest and most brilliant triumph yet—a dazzling work of art that extends the borders of the novel into the darkest heart of truth.
Joyce Carol Oates blends fiction with crude drawings and typography to tell the story of Quentin P., a serial killer in search of the perfect zombie (who will do whatever he asks). Filled with gruesome detail, parts of this literary approach to serial killer fiction were previously published by "The New Yorker."
"Oates is at her most Grand Guignol in this searing study of a psychopathic killer....Minor Oates, then, but a raw, scorching draft just the same." 07/01/1995 San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"'Zombie' isn't pretty, but it isn't gratuitous, either, mixing elements that are horrific, tawdry and banal, Oates strikes a balance that makes her cautionary tale hit home." - Michael Upchurch 09/24/1995