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WHEN A SINGLE DECISION CHANGES EVERYTHING!,
This review is from: Carthage: A Novel (Hardcover)
Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates is a mystery thriller set in upstate NY which narrates the heartrending tale of a family that has been shattered almost beyond redemption by a single devastating incident. It tells the story of the well-to-do Mayfield family headed by Zeno who has two daughters, Juliet Mayfield and Cressida Mayfield. Of the two, Julie is older and prettier than her sibling Cressida. She is engaged to Brett, a young man who is serving in Iraq. But when Brett returns from Iraq, he is no longer his usual self. He is very sick, mentally and physically.
However, Juliet accepts the difficult situation in which she finds herself and readily offers to help him go through the challenging and rigorous rehabilitation Brett has to go through. Things eventually fall apart and the engagement of Juliet and Brett is broken. Things go from bad to worse when Cressida goes missing after being driven home from a bar by Brett.
Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates is a riveting story about how decisions can deeply impact the collective life of a family and the community. If you love suspense, you will love this story which has shocking ending.