The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

by Joy Williams

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Overview

The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories by Joy Williams

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101873717
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/09/2016
Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 262,851
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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.

Table of Contents

COLLECTED STORIES
 
Taking Care
The Lover
Summer
Preparation for a Collie
The Wedding
The Yard Bo
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

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