Talks about the brutality and cowardice that overtakes the city of Niagara Falls in the aftermath of an attack on a woman and her daughter. A dissection of modern mores, this is more than the story of Teena and Bethie, and their insolent assailants. It is also the tale of their silent champion, a man who knows the meaning of justice, and love.
JOYCE CAROL OATES, a National Book Award winner, is the author of many works of fiction including the bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, which was an Oprah Book Club Choice, and Blonde, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Her books have been translated into many languages. She is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.