'Haunting . . . Written in the author's classic, clear style, these narratives enchant.'--'Boston Globe' The need for love--obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable--takes us to forbidden places, as in the chilling world of 'Give Me Your Heart,' a new collection of stories by the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates. In ten razor-sharp stories, children veer beyond their parents' control, wives and husbands wake up to find that they hardly know each other, haunted pasts intrude upon uncertain futures, and those who bring us the most harm may be the nearest at hand. 'Dread, in fiction, can be a magnificent thing . . . Oates isn't writing horror fiction, but she might as well be. Her stories pack the same kind of visceral wallop.'--'Los Angeles Times'