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9780062095633 One of the most acclaimed writers in the world today, the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates follows up her searing, New York Times bestselling memoir, A Widowâ€™s Story, with an extraordinary new work of fiction. Mudwoman is a riveting psychological thriller, taut with dark suspense, that explores the high price of repression in the life of a respected university president teetering on the precipice of a nervous breakdown. Like Daphne DuMaurierâ€™s gothic masterwork, Rebecca, and the classic ghost story, The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, Oatesâ€™s Mudwoman is a chilling page-turner that hinges on the power of the imagination and the blurry lines between the real and the inventedâ€”and it stands tall among the authorâ€™s most powerful and beloved works, including The Falls, The Gravediggerâ€™s Daughter, and We Were the Mulvaneys.