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The visiting privilege : new and collected stories

Author: Joy Williams
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The Legendary Writer's First collection in more than ten years - and finally, the definitive one. A literary event of the highest order. Joy Williams has been celebrated as a master of the short story for four decades, her renown passing as a given from one generation to the next even in the shifting landscape of contemporary writing. And at long last the incredible scope of her singular achievement is put on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Williams
ISBN: 9781101874899 1101874899 9781101873717 110187371X
OCLC Number: 897437160
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."
Description: 489 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Collected stories: Taking care --
The lover --
Summer --
Preparation for a Collie --
The wedding --
The yard boy --
Shepherd --
Train --
The excursion --
Winter chemistry --
Shorelines --
The farm --
Escapes --
Rot --
The skater --
Lu-Lu --
The little winter --
Health --
White --
The blue men --
The last generation --
Honored guest --
Congress --
Marabou --
The visiting privilege --
Substance --
Charity --
Anodyne --
ACK --
The other week --
Hammer --
Fortune --
Bromeliads --
New stories: Brass --
The girls --
Revenant --
The mission --
Another season --
Dangerous --
In the park --
Cats and dogs --
The bridgetender --
Souvenir --
The country --
The mother cell --
Craving.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Joy Williams.

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The Legendary Writer's First collection in more than ten years - and finally, the definitive one. A literary event of the highest order. Joy Williams has been celebrated as a master of the short story for four decades, her renown passing as a given from one generation to the next even in the shifting landscape of contemporary writing. And at long last the incredible scope of her singular achievement is put on display: thirty-three stories drawn from three much-lauded collections, and another thirteen appearing here for the first time in book form. Forty-six stories in all, far and away the most comprehensive volume in her long career, showcasing her crisp, elegant prose, her dark wit, and her uncanny ability to illuminate our world through characters and situations that feel at once peculiar and foreign and disturbingly familiar. Virtually all American writers have their favorite Joy Williams stories, as do many readers of all ages, and each one of them is available here. -- from dust jacket.

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