The Quick and the Dead

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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.1 X 8.08 X 0.7 inches | 0.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375727641

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About the Author

JOY WILLIAMS is the author of four novels--the most recent, The Quick and the Dead, was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001--and four collections of stories, as well as Ill Nature, a book of essays that was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Among her many honors are the Rea Award for the Short Story and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She was elected to the Academy in 2008. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Laramie, Wyoming.

Reviews

"Poetic, disturbing yet very funny...the brilliantly controlled style [is] informed by a powerful spiritual vision."-The Washington Post Book World

"Joy Williams has produced a hard, sharp, comic novel about the off-kilter genius of adolescence-a work of maverick insight and rash and beautiful bursts of language."-Don DeLillo

"Fierce, lively, and shocking.... Possesses a tooth and claw beauty as dangerous and brilliant as a cougar on the move."-The Boston Globe

"An intelligent, unsettling, audacious, virtuosic, improbable novel." -The New York Times Book Review

"So strange and so good . . . so frightening and so comic . . . every single element in it is undomesticated, from the characters to the clauses." -Voice Literary Supplement