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Book Title: Escapes: Stories|
The author of the book: Joy Williams
ISBN 13: 9780871133328
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.51 MB
Edition: Atlantic Monthly Press
Date of issue: January 1st 1990
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These prize winning stories confirm what readers of 'State Of Grace' and 'Taking Care' already suspected: that Joy Williams is a writer of unparalleled empathy and emotional candor, who can render the 'hopeless and uncomprehending love' between a little girl and her alcoholic mother, the panicky restlessness of a couple trying to outrun the exhaustion of their marriage, or the quiet unease of a man watching a vintage car disintegrate in his living room with a sureness of pitch that it at once heartbreaking and elating.
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Read information about the authorWilliams is the author of four novels. Her first, State of Grace (1973), was nominated for a National Book Award for Fiction. Her most recent novel, The Quick and the Dead (2000), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Her first collection of short stories was Taking Care, published in 1982. A second collection, Escapes, followed in 1990. A 2001 essay collection, Ill Nature: Rants and Reflections on Humanity and Other Animals, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. Honored Guest, a collection of short stories, was published in 2004. A 30th anniversary reprint of The Changeling was issued in 2008 with an introduction by the American novelist Rick Moody.
Her stories and essays are frequently anthologized, and she has received many awards and honors, including the Harold and Mildred Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Rea Award for the Short Story.
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