The Resource Jack of spades : a tale of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates

Jack of spades : a tale of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates

Label
Jack of spades : a tale of suspense
Title
Jack of spades
Title remainder
a tale of suspense
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of critical and commercial success most authors only dream about: he has a top agent and publisher in New York, and his twenty-eight mystery novels have sold millions of copies around the world. He also has a loving wife and three grown children and is a well-known philanthropist in his small New Jersey town. But Rush is hiding a dark secret. Under the pseudonym "Jack of Spades," he pens another string of novels-- dark potboilers that are violent, lurid, even masochistic. These are novels that the refined, upstanding Andrew Rush wouldn't be caught reading, let alone writing. But when one day his daughter comes across a Jack of Spades novel that he has carelessly left out, she begins to ask questions. Meanwhile, Rush receives a court summons in the mail explaining that a local woman has accused him of plagiarizing her own self-published fiction. Rush's reputation, career, and family life all come under threat--and unbidden, in the back of his mind, the Jack of Spades starts thinking ever more evil thoughts"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Enjoying his successful career and devoted family, a best-selling writer secretly authors a masochist-themed series that threatens his respectable community standing and becomes subject to a plagiarism lawsuit
Pace
Tone
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10410118
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Novelists
  • Anonyms and pseudonyms
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
Target audience
adult
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a tale of suspense
Label
Jack of spades : a tale of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892163119
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780802123947
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892163119
Label
Jack of spades : a tale of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892163119
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780802123947
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892163119

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