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A collection of forty-nine short stories is accompanied by the title novella about a couple's enchanted love affair as seen through the eyes of the female narrator as she chronicles her odyssey of self-discovery
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Diane Williams is the author of This is About the Body, the Mind, the Soul, the World, Time, and Fate and Some Sexual Success Stories Plus Other Stories in Which God Might Choose to Appear. She is coeditor of Story-Quarterly and lives in New York City.From the Inside Flap:
ingenious subversions of the conventions of narrative. The New York Times has called Diane Williams "a master spy, a double agent in the house of fiction." In this book she broadens the riotously disruptive program of her earlier collections. piecing together stories out of jagged shards of consciousness to give form to our most complicated longings.
In the title novella, Williams offers her version of paradise: A woman runs off with a man on an enchanted journey across an enchanted landscape to an enchanted house, where their time is spent proving all the pleasures -- eating, drinking, bathing, slumbering, and coupling -- and where fantastic creatures, ravishing objects, and enthralling notions present themselves. But this sensual, blissful tale also becomes, in the female narrator's artful telling, a vehicle of discovery as she passes from state to state eluding our expectations of her.
The novella, Williams's first longer work, is accompanied by forty-nine short
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Book Description Alfred A. Knopf (New York), 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Hardbound. New/New. A perfect unread copy. Fiction. Seller Inventory # 7428
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