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Author Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author
Title Jack of spades : a tale of suspense / Joyce Carol Oates
Imprint New York : The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, [2015]
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  813.54 Oa8ja 2015    AVAILABLE  -  30500101513532
Edition First edition
Descript 224 pages ; 22 cm
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Note "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
Subject Novelists -- Fiction
Anonyms and pseudonyms -- Fiction
Characters and characteristics in literature -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Suspense fiction
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