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  1. Ninety-Nine Stories of God
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  2. Ninety-Nine Stories of God

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A New York Times Notable Book and a Best Book of the Year at Esquire, Seattle Times, Minnesota Star TribuneHuffington Post, and Publishers Weekly.



From “quite possibly America’s best living writer of short stories” (NPR), Ninety-Nine Stories of God finds Joy Williams reeling between the sublime and the surreal, knocking down the barriers between the workaday and the divine.


Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Joy Williams has a one-of-a-kind gift for capturing both the absurdity and the darkness of everyday life. In Ninety-Nine Stories of God, she takes on one of mankind’s most confounding preoccupations: the Supreme Being.



This series of short, fictional vignettes explores our day-to-day interactions with an ever-elusive and arbitrary God. It’s the Book of Common Prayer as seen through a looking glass—a powerfully vivid collection of seemingly random life moments. The figures that haunt these stories range from Kafka (talking to a fish) to the Aztecs, Tolstoy to Abraham and Sarah, O. J. Simpson to a pack of wolves. Most of Williams’s characters, however, are like the rest of us: anonymous strivers and bumblers who brush up against God in the least expected places or go searching for Him when He’s standing right there. The Lord shows up at a hot-dog-eating contest, a demolition derby, a formal gala, and a drugstore, where he’s in line to get a shingles vaccination. At turns comic and yearning, lyric and aphoristic, Ninety-Nine Stories of God serves as a pure distillation of one of our great artists.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Joy Williams
Binding
Kindle Edition
EISBN
9781941040362
Format
Kindle eBook
Label
Tin House Books
Manufacturer
Tin House Books
NumberOfPages
161
PublicationDate
2016-07-12
Publisher
Tin House Books
ReleaseDate
2016-07-12
Studio
Tin House Books
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