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The Accursed

Joyce Carol Oates

Historical fiction combines with Gothic horror in Joyce Carol Oates' masterfully crafted, creepy latest (after Daddy Love, 2013). At the turn of the 20th century, strange things start happening in peaceful Princeton, NJ. Folks dream about vampires, the daughters of the town’s classiest families start vanishing, and bride-to-be Annabel, the granddaughter of Reverend Winslow Slade, runs away with a handsome admirer, who just might be the devil. As her brother gives chase, he encounters President Grover Cleveland, Princeton president Woodrow Wilson, and authors Upton Sinclair and Jack London, all cursed with dark visions.