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Review: Escapes

User Review  - Berry - Goodreads

Escapes and The Blue Men were the best stories from a well-written, funny collection. I think Williams' stories can be like drinking a cold glass of ginger ale after reading too much, say, Lorrie ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

A solid book of short stories from Williams: there are the same kind of gorgeous, almost icy sentences that you'd expect, the kind of sentences that skip over the surfaces of life in a way that is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vincent Scarpa - Goodreads

On the cover, Harold Brodkey blurbs: "Joy Williams is now the most gifted writer of her generation." Hard to disagree with Harold Brodkey. So many fine stories here. Favorites include: "Health," "The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

Brilliant collection. "The last generation has got certain responsibilities," Audrey said, "though you might think we wouldn't. We should know nothing and want nothing and be nothing, but at the same time we should want everything and know everything and be everything." Read full review

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User Review  - Myles - Goodreads

(3.4/5.0) You were talking about how depressing Dirty Realism is, and you were right. Read full review

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User Review  - Matthew Peck - Goodreads

"There was truly terrifying about girls on the verge of puberty, Gloria thought." Now this is the kind of book that inspires me to write. Williams' first story collection was very good, but in ESCAPES ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dave M. - Goodreads

Required Reading for a Rick Bass presentation. The stories assigned--Escapes and The Blue Men--were the best. I think Williams' stories can be like drinking a cold glass of ginger ale after reading ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gerry LaFemina - Goodreads

There's something to be said for the Gordon Lish influenced minimalism of writers of this generation, and Williams's stories are sparse, direct, emotionally objective in that way. Although I can ... Read full review

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User Review  - Annie Fischer - Goodreads

Twelve stories I wish I'd written before I read them. Read full review

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User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

Williams definitely falls into the Raymond Carver category but with a good female twist (and minus Gordon Lish's editorializing, making it not as minimalist as Carver). The functional alcoholics are ... Read full review


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