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State of Grace

(1973)
A novel by

 
 
Nominated for the National Book Award in 1974, this haunting, profoundly disquieting novel manages to be at once sparse and lush, to combine Biblical simplicity with Gothic intensity and strangeness. It is the story of Kate, despised by her mother, bound to her father by ties stronger and darker than blood. It is the story of her attempted escapesa'in detached sexual encounters, at a Southern college populated by spoiled and perverse beauties, and in a doomed marriage to a man who cannot understand what she is running from. Witty, erotic, searing acute, State of Grace bears the inimitable stamp of one of our fines and most provocative writers.

Genre: General Fiction

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Used availability for Joy Williams's State of Grace

Paperback Editions

February 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: State of Grace
Author(s): Joy Williams
ISBN: 0-679-72619-5 / 978-0-679-72619-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: State of Grace, Scribner Signature Edition
Author(s): Joy Williams
ISBN: 0-684-18645-4 / 978-0-684-18645-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: State of Grace
Author(s): Joy Williams
Publisher: Vintage
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