1 audio media player (approximately 11 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Title from Playaway label.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by Harper Audio, ℗2015.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Read by Bahni Turpin, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Karole Foreman, [and Adam Lazarre-White]
When a fourteen-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades. In this magisterial work of fiction, Joyce Carol Oates explores the uneasy fault lines in a racially troubled society. In such a tense, charged atmosphere, Oates reveals that there must always be a sacrifice--of innocence, truth, trust, and, ultimately, of lives. Unfolding in a succession of multiracial voices, in a community transfixed by this alleged crime and the spectacle unfolding around it, this profound novel exposes what--and who--the "sacrifice" actually is, and what consequences these kind of events hold for us all.