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Babysitter : a novel / Joyce Carol Oates.


"In the waning days of the 1970s, the lives of several residents of Detroit and its affluent white suburbs are drawn together following the disappearance of yet another child. Hannah, a wife and mother, begins an affair with a darkly charismatic stranger; Mikey, a young street hustler, finds himself on an unexpected mission to rectify injustice; and then there's the child serial killer known as Babysitter, an enigmatic and elusive figure at the periphery of elite Detroit, who has always been impossible to identify and immune to retribution. As Babysitter continues to strike-sending the city and its surroundings into pandemonium-these characters intersect, jeopardize one another, and are pushed to their limits. Suspenseful, brilliant, and wholly engrossing, Babysitter asks what we would risk for a chance at a new life, and how to protect all we cherish most. A scathing indictment of the corrupt politics, unexamined racism, and sexual predation in America, Babysitter is a thrilling novel and an absolute force"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593535172
  • ISBN: 0593535170
  • Physical Description: 431 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"-- Title page verso.
Subject: Suburbs > Fiction.
Rich people > Fiction.
Missing children > Fiction.
Adultery > Fiction.
Justice > Fiction.
Serial murderers > Fiction.
Detroit (Mich.) > Fiction.
Genre: Political fiction.

Available copies

  • 52 of 52 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ray County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ray County Library.


  • 0 current holds with 52 total copies.
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