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The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

Williams, Joy

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ISBN 10: 1101874899 / ISBN 13: 9781101874899
Published by Alfred a Knopf, New York, 2015
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Joy Williams' just published collection of "New and Collected Stories". This unread and signed copy is of gift quality. Dust jacket is BroDart protected. First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Bookseller Inventory # BC 1-24

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Title: The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected ...

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

About the Author:

JOY WILLIAMS is the author of four novels—the most recent, The Quick and the Dead, was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001—and three other collections of stories, as well as Ill Nature, a book of essays that was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Among her many honors are the Rea Award for the Short Story and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She was elected to the Academy in 2008. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Laramie, Wyoming.

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