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The Resource Ninety-nine stories of God, Joy Williams

Ninety-nine stories of God, Joy Williams

Label
Ninety-nine stories of God
Title
Ninety-nine stories of God
Statement of responsibility
Joy Williams
Title variation
99 stories of God
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
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
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • God
  • Belief and doubt
  • Short stories
Label
Ninety-nine stories of God, 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
Contents
  • Clean
  • Wet
  • Arrangement
  • No
  • Moms
  • Cozy
  • Story
  • If picked or uprooted these beautiful flowers will disappear
  • Dresser
  • This is not a maze
  • Postcard
  • Perhaps a kind of cake?
  • This time
  • Coat
  • Some difference
  • And you are--
  • Nid duw ond dim (without God there is nothing)
  • Veracity
  • Satisfaction
  • A good reason
  • Abandon all hope
  • Noche
  • Ignorance
  • Satan's leathery wing
  • Society
  • Shaken
  • Irreducible
  • Tragedy has obligations
  • Just a rumor
  • Dearest
  • The brain
  • Actually
  • Aubade
  • Buried in Colorado all alone
  • Señor Xólotl
  • Jail
  • Pretty much the same, then
  • Her eyes were set rather close together, which gave her an urgent air
  • The individualist
  • Numbers
  • Preference
  • Get out as early as you can
  • Participation
  • Cavity
  • Naked mind
  • Buick LeSabre
  • Significance
  • Doll house
  • Peggy
  • Divine
  • Neglect
  • Giraffe
  • Dew
  • Sartre to Camus
  • Nevertheless
  • Looking good
  • Party
  • Museum
  • Essential enough
  • Apropos of nothing
  • I pity the fool
  • Dull
  • Rebirth
  • Forgiveness
  • Inoculum
  • See that you remember
  • Driveshaft
  • Fog
  • Whale
  • A little prayer
  • Walk-in
  • Transition
  • Whatever is happening?
  • Elephants never forget God
  • The fourth wife
  • Example
  • Not his best
  • Opportunity
  • Businesswoman
  • Polyurethane
  • Crazy Injuns
  • Winter
  • Early practice
  • Infidelity
  • Plot
  • A flawed opinion
  • Phew
  • Hedgehog
  • Compline
  • This is the way that night passes
  • Distinction
  • Fathers and sons
  • If you feel you must
  • Sibling
  • Plenary
  • Bread
  • A new arrangement
  • The darkling thrush
Control code
ocn923794393
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781941040355
Lccn
2016006741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a537510
  • (OCoLC)923794393
Label
Ninety-nine stories of God, 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
Contents
  • Clean
  • Wet
  • Arrangement
  • No
  • Moms
  • Cozy
  • Story
  • If picked or uprooted these beautiful flowers will disappear
  • Dresser
  • This is not a maze
  • Postcard
  • Perhaps a kind of cake?
  • This time
  • Coat
  • Some difference
  • And you are--
  • Nid duw ond dim (without God there is nothing)
  • Veracity
  • Satisfaction
  • A good reason
  • Abandon all hope
  • Noche
  • Ignorance
  • Satan's leathery wing
  • Society
  • Shaken
  • Irreducible
  • Tragedy has obligations
  • Just a rumor
  • Dearest
  • The brain
  • Actually
  • Aubade
  • Buried in Colorado all alone
  • Señor Xólotl
  • Jail
  • Pretty much the same, then
  • Her eyes were set rather close together, which gave her an urgent air
  • The individualist
  • Numbers
  • Preference
  • Get out as early as you can
  • Participation
  • Cavity
  • Naked mind
  • Buick LeSabre
  • Significance
  • Doll house
  • Peggy
  • Divine
  • Neglect
  • Giraffe
  • Dew
  • Sartre to Camus
  • Nevertheless
  • Looking good
  • Party
  • Museum
  • Essential enough
  • Apropos of nothing
  • I pity the fool
  • Dull
  • Rebirth
  • Forgiveness
  • Inoculum
  • See that you remember
  • Driveshaft
  • Fog
  • Whale
  • A little prayer
  • Walk-in
  • Transition
  • Whatever is happening?
  • Elephants never forget God
  • The fourth wife
  • Example
  • Not his best
  • Opportunity
  • Businesswoman
  • Polyurethane
  • Crazy Injuns
  • Winter
  • Early practice
  • Infidelity
  • Plot
  • A flawed opinion
  • Phew
  • Hedgehog
  • Compline
  • This is the way that night passes
  • Distinction
  • Fathers and sons
  • If you feel you must
  • Sibling
  • Plenary
  • Bread
  • A new arrangement
  • The darkling thrush
Control code
ocn923794393
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781941040355
Lccn
2016006741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a537510
  • (OCoLC)923794393

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