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The Resource 99 stories of God, by Joy Williams

99 stories of God, by Joy Williams

Label
99 stories of God
Title
99 stories of God
Statement of responsibility
by Joy Williams
Title variation
Ninety-nine stories of God
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Seldom occupying more than a couple of pages, Williams' stories are headed by a number, one to 99, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist 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' 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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Joy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.I4496
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Short stories
Label
99 stories of God, by Joy Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn923794393
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First U.S. print edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781941040355
Lccn
2016006741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923794393
Label
99 stories of God, by Joy Williams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn923794393
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First U.S. print edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781941040355
Lccn
2016006741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923794393

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      450 5th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401, US
      41.976964 -91.6624043
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      3750 Williams Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404, US
      41.952174 -91.7193209
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