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Hazards of Time Travel

A Novel

by Joyce Carol Oates

On Sale: 10/08/2019

Price: $16.99

Hazards of Time Travel

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Hazards of Time Travel

A Novel

by Joyce Carol Oates

On Sale: 10/08/2019

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Price: $16.99

About the Book

An ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman’s resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society, from the inventive imagination of Joyce Carol Oates

“Time travel” — and its hazards—are made literal in this astonishing new novel in which a recklessly idealistic girl dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled (future) world and is punished by being sent back in time to a region of North America — “Wainscotia, Wisconsin”—that existed eighty years before.  Cast adrift in time in this idyllic Midwestern town she is set upon a course of “rehabilitation”—but cannot resist falling in love with a fellow exile and questioning the constrains of the Wainscotia world with results that are both devastating and liberating.  

Arresting and visionary, Hazards of Time Travel  is both a novel of harrowing discovery and an exquisitely wrought love story that may be Joyce Carol Oates’s most unexpected novel so far.

Critical Praise

“Joyce Carol Oates reinvents the genre to create a brilliant story of love and exile.” - James Gleick

“Oates’s writing has always seemed effortless: urgent, unafraid, torrential. She writes like a woman who walks into rough country and doesn’t look back.” - New York Times Book Review

“A master of sharp dialogue and vibrant descriptions, Oates casts a powerful spell.” - People

“The most consistently inventive, brilliant, curious, and creative writer going, as far as I’m concerned.” - Gillian Flynn

“Oates is still casting some awfully dark magic.” - The Washington Post

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062319609
  • ISBN 10: 0062319604
  • Imprint: Ecco
  • On Sale: 10/08/2019
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.757 in (d)
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Dystopian
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Science Fiction / General