The Visiting Privilege (Digital Audiobook)

New and Collected Stories

By Joy Williams, Elisabeth Rodgers (Narrator), Emily Woo Zeller (Narrator), Susan Ericksen (Narrator), Paul Michael Garcia (Narrator)

Publication Date: February 8, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/9/2016)
Hardcover (9/8/2015)

Description

The legendary writer’s first collection in more than ten years, a literary event of the highest orderJoy 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.



About the Author

Joy Williams is the author of four novels 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. Williams lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Laramie, Wyoming.