Princeton, New Jersey, at the turn of the twentieth century. Vampires and ghosts haunt the dreams of the innocent. A powerful curse besets the elite families of Princeton - their daughters begin disappearing. And in the Pine Barrens that border the town, a lush and terrifying underworld opens up.
An utterly fresh work from Oates, The Accursed marks new territory for the masterful writer - narrated with her unmistakable psychological insight, it combines beautifully transporting historical detail with chilling supernatural elements to stunning effect.