Honored Guest

By Joy Williams
(Vintage Contemporaries, Paperback, 9781400095520, 213pp.)

Publication Date: November 8, 2005

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With her singular brand of gorgeous dark humor, Joy Williams explores the various ways–comic, tragic, and unnerving—we seek to accommodate diminishment and loss. A masseuse breaks her rich client's wrist bone, a friend visits at the hospital long after she is welcome, and a woman surrenders her husband to a creepily adoring student. From one of our most acclaimed writers, Honored Guest is a rich examination of our capacity for transformation and salvation.




About the Author
Joy Williams is the author of four novels-the most recent, "The Quick and the Dead, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001-and two earlier collections of stories, as well as "Ill Nature, a book of essays that was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. 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 lives in Key West, Florida, and Tucson, Arizona.

Joy Williams's "Ill Nature, The Quick and the Dead, "State of Grace, and "Taking Care are available in Vintage paperback.

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