Jack of Spades: A Tale of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates Paperback Book


Rent Jack of Spades: A Tale of Suspense

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Format: Quality Paperback

Publisher: Mysterious Press

Published: May 2016

Genre: Fiction - Thrillers

Retail Price: $15.00

Pages: 240


From Joyce Carol Oates, an exquisite, psychologically complex thriller about opposing within the mind of one ambitious writer and the delicate line between genius and madness.

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. Only Stephen King, one of the few mystery writers whose fame exceeds his own, is capable of inspiring a twinge of envy in Rush. 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 Rush wouldn't be caught reading, let alone writing. When his daughter comes across a Jack of Spades novel he has carelessly left out, she picks it up and 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. Before long, Rush's reputation, career, and family life all come under threat—and in his mind he begins to hear the taunting voice of the Jack of Spades.

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