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Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-

Hazards of time travel / Joyce Carol Oates. - 324 pages : 25 cm

"A recklessly idealistic girl in a dystopian future society dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled world, she 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 she falls in love with a fellow exile and starts to question the constraints of her new existence, with results that are both devastating and liberating. Arresting and visionary, Hazards of Time Travel is an exquisitely wrought love story, a novel of harrowing discovery - and an oblique but powerful response to our current political climate." - Copac

9780008295448 (hbk.)

English fiction--21st century.
Gothic fiction.
Political fiction.


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