the new novel from the bestselling author of Blonde
Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award and the PEN / Malamud Award, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her books include We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, Carthage, A Book of American Martyrs and Hazards of Time Travel. She is Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.
Praise for Babysitter
'A page-turner . . . the result is nothing less than magical, a piece of work that is light yet dense, frenzied in its detail yet somehow also cool, measured and abstract . . . Definitely one of Oates's finest achievements to date' Julie Myerson, Observer
'[Oates] proves once again her unerring grasp on America's worst fears and desires in Babysitter, an extraordinary slice of suburban noir' Daily Mail
'This pitch-dark pageturner blows you away with brutal vigour' Mail on Sunday
'A searing work of slow-burning domestic noir . . . Oates paints an unflinching portrait of 1970s upper-middle-class America, touching on issues of racism, classism, and institutional abuse while exploring society's tendency to value women solely in relation to the role they fill - be it wife, mother, or sexual object' Kirkus