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ISBN-10: 0679726195
ISBN-13: 9780679726197
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 02/19/1990
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.20" W, 0.60" H

State of Grace

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Overview

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEE – This “beautifully crafted” (The New York Times Book Review), haunting, profoundly disquieting novel manages to be at once sparse and lush, to combine Biblical simplicity with Gothic intensity and strangeness.

It is the story of Kate, despised by her mother, bound to her father by ties stronger and darker than blood. It is the story of her attempted escapes–in detached sexual encounters, at a Southern college populated by spoiled and perverse beauties, and in a doomed marriage to a man who cannot understand what she is running from. Witty, erotic, searing acute, State of Grace bears the inimitable stamp of one of our finest and most provocative writers.

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"Beautifully crafted ... First rate." –The New York Times Book Review

"An intense personal vision ... explosive and hurtfully revealing." –Los Angeles Times

"To put it simply, Joy Williams is the most gifted writer of her generation." –Harold Brodkey

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ISBN-10: 0679726195
ISBN-13: 9780679726197
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 02/19/1990
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.20" W, 0.60" H
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