The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: February 2016

Duration: 20 hours 33 minutes


The legendary writer's first collection in more than ten years, 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 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 in this definitive collection.

"The Visiting Privilege is a fifty-course, full-tilt tasting menu of misanthropy and guile...[and] solidifies her position as a thorny American writer of the first rank...This is a writer who sees deeply into the hearts of things [and her] stories transmit a deep feeling for life's transience."-New York Times


Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

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Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories, Joy Williams