State of Grace

State of Grace

Joy Williams


Nominated for the nationwide e-book Award in 1974, this haunting, profoundly disquieting novel manages to be instantaneously sparse and luxurious, to mix Biblical simplicity with Gothic depth and strangeness. it's the tale of Kate, despised by means of her mom, certain to her father by means of ties better and darker than blood. it's the tale of her tried escapes−in indifferent sexual encounters, at a Southern university populated by means of spoiled and perverse beauties, and in a doomed marriage to a guy who can't comprehend what she is working from. Witty, erotic, searing acute, country OF GRACE bears the inimitable stamp of 1 of our fines and so much provocative writers.

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