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The Resource The visiting privilege, Joy Williams

The visiting privilege, Joy Williams

Label
The visiting privilege
Title
The visiting privilege
Statement of responsibility
Joy Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Williams's uniquely devastating portrayals of modern life have been captivating readers and writers for decades. Here, for the first time, Williams's 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. Bleak but funny, real but surreal, domestic but dangerous, familiar but enigmatic, Joy Williams's stories fray away the fabric at the edge of ordinary experience to reveal the loneliness at the heart of human life. 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 represents the culmination of Williams's career and cements her place as the most singular artist of short fiction writing today
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1944-
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Williams, Joy
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, American
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
The visiting privilege, Joy Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251111026
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
490 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781781257470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The visiting privilege, Joy Williams
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251111026
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
490 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781781257470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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