Honored Guest by Joy Williams

With her singular brand of gorgeous dark humor, Joy Williams explores the various ways–comic, tragic, and unnerving—we seek to accommodate diminishment and loss. A masseuse breaks her rich client's wrist bone, a friend visits at the hospital long after she is welcome, and a woman surrenders her husband to a creepily adoring student. From one of our most acclaimed writers, Honored Guest is a rich examination of our capacity for transformation and salvation.

- Google

The 1527th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)
  2. - 25 Books to Read Before you Die: 21st Century (Powell's Books)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Honored Guest: Stories Hardcover 1054929 $46.83 $8.50 2004
Honored Guest: Stories Hardcover 15760628 $952.95 $17.50 2004
Honored Guest (Vintage Contemporaries) Kindle Edition 367316 2010
Honored Guest: Stories Paperback 561413 $9.99 $7.32 2005