Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates

From Book Trigger Warnings
Black Water
Cover of Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates
Author(s) Joyce Carol Oates
Published May 1st 1992
Publisher Plume
Genre(s) Historical Fiction
Age group Adult

Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates is an adult historical fiction novel, originally published on May 1, 1992.

Trigger Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Abortion
  • Alcohol
  • Blood
  • Car crash
  • Death
  • Domestic abuse
  • Drowning
  • Drunk driving
  • Eating disorder (past)
  • Head injury
  • Racism
  • Rape (implied)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide
  • Surgery
  • Systemic racism
  • Toxic relationships (past)


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Disabled main character (childhood strabismus, treated with surgery)
  • Black love interest