Joyce Carol Oates' 'The Sacrifice' Revisits Themes of Tawana Brawley Rape Case

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Joyce Carol Oates' new novel "The Sacrifice" is loosely based on the real-life case of Tawana Brawley, the African-American teenager from New York who gained notoriety in the late 1980s when she falsely claimed to have been gang raped. Going beyond the 25-year-old headlines, Oates engages readers in a contemporary dialogue about race, sexual abuse, and the nature of truth. She joins us to talk about her book and her prolific career.

Guests:

Joyce Carol Oates, author of numerous works including "Them," for which she won a National Book Award in 1969, and "Blonde" which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2000

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