Joy Williams with THE VISITING PRIVILEGE

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

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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 earlier, 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.

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ISBN: 9781101874899
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 8th, 2015