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Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine

by Diane Williams

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  • Published in USA  Jan 2016
    136 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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A collection of short stories by one of our leading contemporary authors.

The very short stories of Diane Williams have been aptly called "folk tales that hammer like a nail gun," and these 40 new ones are sharper than ever. They are unsettling, yes, frequently revelatory, and more often than not downright funny.

Not a single moment here is what you might expect. While there is immense pleasure to be found in Williams's spot-on observations about how we behave in our highest and lowest moments, the heart of the drama beats in the language of American short fiction's grand master, whose originality, precision, and power bring the familiar into startling and enchanted relief.

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"Starred Review. Surprising, funny, and evocative, the narratives in Williams's newest collection mine small instances for larger meanings ... Once again, Williams's askew, precise prose demonstrates tremendous compassion and skill." - Publishers Weekly

"Centrifugal stories, supershort and superpithy ... Charged with meaning, every word carrying more than its weight, this is a series of provocations inviting us to look at the world a little differently from before." - Kirkus

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Diane Williams

Diane Williams is the author of eight books, including a collection of her selected stories. She is also the founder and editor of the literary annual NOON which is acclaimed both here and abroad. She lives in New York City.

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