Hazards of Time Travel

Joyce Carol Oates

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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 constraints 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' most unexpected novel so far.

ISBN: 9780008295455
Publication Date: 16-Nov-2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia