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The Changeling

Imprint: Tuskar Rock
Pages: 320
Subject: Fiction

The Changeling

Joy Williams

A work of mythic genius by 'the heir to Anton Chekhov' and celebrated author of The Visiting Privilege

Hardback(Preorder only)
9781788161343 (Published 6 Sep 2018)
£12.99

About the book

When we first meet Pearl - young in years but advanced in her drinking - she's sitting at a hotel bar in Florida, throwing back gin and tonics. Cradled in the crook of her arm is her infant son. But the relief she feels at having fled her abusive husband, and the Northeastern island his family calls home, doesn't last for long. Soon she's being shepherded back. The island, for Pearl, is a place of madness and pain, and her drinking might dull the latter but it spurs on the former.

Through the lens of Pearl's fragile consciousness, readers encounter the horror and triumph of both childhood and motherhood. With language that flits between exuberance and elegy, the plainspoken and the poetic, Joy Williams has created a modern fairy-tale, entirely original and entirely consuming.

About the author

Joy Williams is the author of four novels and four short story collections. Among her many honours are a National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as nominations for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Laramie, Wyoming.

Reviews

To read Joy Williams is to be arrested in a state of relentless awe and wonderment ... why we aren't worshipping Joy Williams in public squares is beyond me

- Vanity Fair

One of the great writers of her generation

- The New York Times

Additional Information

Imprint: Tuskar Rock
Pages: 320
Subject: Fiction

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