My take on Joy Williams' new collection, over at Chapter16.org

For many years, Joy Williams has been regarded by virtually the entire literary world as perhaps the most dangerously gifted American short story writer alive. Her dark vision is somehow both comic and merciless in its searing exploration of our absurd human condition. With The Visiting Privilege, Williams delivers both a fine brace of new tales and a hefty career retrospective already being hailed as a masterpiece