Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates - Numbered Edition

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates - Numbered Edition

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Written in the form of journal entries—collections of thoughts broken up by screaming capital letters and crude marker drawings—Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates is a brilliant, unflinching journey into the psychotic consciousness of a serial killer.

Zombie views the world through the eyes of Quentin P., newly paroled sex offender, as he chillingly evolves from rapist to mass murderer. With each page of his diary, Quentin details his obsession with creating a “zombie”—a lobotomized young man to serve as a sex slave—while interspersing recollections of his past nefarious deeds. Devastating in its impact, Zombie provides a psychologically astute portrait of the cold calculation and dark obsession that can make a serial killer horrifyingly successful and maddeningly elusive.

Upon its publication in 1995, Zombie was proclaimed the author’s “boldest, most disturbing masterwork… demonstrating why Oates ranks among America’s most respected and accomplished literary artists.” Bestselling author and psychiatrist Peter D. Kramer wrote of the novel, “At the heart of Zombie are chastening paradoxes: Depicting the worst in human nature, Oates embodies our saving virtues, empathy, imagination and wonder. Zombie succeeds at a profound level, simultaneously horrifying the reader and demonstrating that nothing human is alien to us.”

Zombie was awarded the 1995 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel.

The signed limited edition of Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist editions.


  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • 176 pages.
  • Limited to 250 copies.
  • Signed by Joyce Carol Oates and Laurel Hausler.
  • Bradel binding with Japanese cloth over the spine and sides.
  • Foil blocked cover.
  • Titling is screen printed on a mylar jacket.
  • New exclusive introduction by Joyce Carol Oates. 
  • Six mixed media illustrations by Laurel Hausler.
  • Printed offset on Mohawk Superfine paper.
  • Endsheets are Rainbow Ultra Black.
  • Housed in a black Skivertex covered slipcase.
  • Bookmark with all pre-orders.

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Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Illustrations © 2022 by Laurel Hausler.

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Customer Reviews

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Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates - Numbered Edition

Sherri Reid
Book is beautiful!!

Per usual, Suntup Editions put out a lovely new edition of this book. I loved it because of the amazing illustrations, author sig and illustrator sig. It is a unique buy and I would love for them to do more Joyce Carol Oates books!


Superb classic Suntup design and production. Japanese cloth, and wow, Bradel Binding for a numbered! Nice, real nice!

Joseph Manning

It is a constant amazement to me the tireless efforts of the SUNTUP production to produce an amazing array of book making art! Zombie is a perfect example of the intricate detail to do justice to the story from the art, end papers, clever mylar slip the has the book title printed on it, the the book layout that makes the reader feel he's actually reading the madman's journal. The end result another SUNTUP masterpiece!

Brooklyn Ann
Unique edition

Love how unique the design is on this one!