Ninety-Nine Stories of God - Joy Williams

Staff Pick

Joy Williams’ mini-vignettes are a little more thought-provoking, if slightly less quirky and humorous, than Lydia Davis’ masterly flash fictions. While Williams’ pieces are almost all amusing, it’s the through-line presented in the title that adds cohesion and a little poignancy to the whole endeavor. In this book, ‘the Lord’ often appears to readers going through everyday activities, visiting animals and museums, and pondering exactly when control over earth and its creatures was lost; no single story is so comprehensive as to tie all of this together, but approached like an impressionist painting, each careful brushstroke can be found contributing to a beautiful whole.

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ISBN: 9781941040355
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Published: Tin House Books - July 12th, 2016

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