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The visiting privilege : new and collected stories / Joy Williams.

By: Williams, Joy, 1944-.
Publisher: London : Tuskar Rock, 2016Description: 490 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781781257463 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): English fiction -- American authors -- 21st centuryAdditional physical formats: ebook version :: No titleDDC classification: 813 Summary: Joy Williams' peerless short stories are unlike anything else. Her uniquely devastating portrayals of modern life have been captivating readers and writers for three decades. Here, for the first time, Williams' thirty-three best stories are available in a single volume, together with thirteen new stories that show a writer continuing to mould the form into something strange and new. In 'The Lover', a girl suffers a spiritual and physical wasting away; in 'The Visiting Privilege', a visitor finds refuge in her friend's psychiatric ward; in 'Charity', a woman gives a poor family gas money and finds herself marooned in their peculiar world; in 'Another Season' an itinerant man cleanses an island of roadkill; in 'Craving' an alcoholic couple head towards a car crash. The Visiting Privilege represent the culmination of Williams' career and cement her place as the most singular artist of short fiction writing today.
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Joy Williams' peerless short stories are unlike anything else. Her uniquely devastating portrayals of modern life have been captivating readers and writers for three decades. Here, for the first time, Williams' thirty-three best stories are available in a single volume, together with thirteen new stories that show a writer continuing to mould the form into something strange and new. In 'The Lover', a girl suffers a spiritual and physical wasting away; in 'The Visiting Privilege', a visitor finds refuge in her friend's psychiatric ward; in 'Charity', a woman gives a poor family gas money and finds herself marooned in their peculiar world; in 'Another Season' an itinerant man cleanses an island of roadkill; in 'Craving' an alcoholic couple head towards a car crash. The Visiting Privilege represent the culmination of Williams' career and cement her place as the most singular artist of short fiction writing today.

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