From the towering imagination of literary icon Joyce Carol Oates comes a collection of darkly compelling tales. A young professor is convinced she's being followed, but when she confronts her shadow all is not as it seems. A promising student attempts to save her brother from his descent into madness, but finds there may be more to his world than hers. An elderly nun is found dead in her care home, but was it old age or dark secrets that killed her... These biting and beautiful stories force us to confront, one by one, the demons within.