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A High New House, by Thomas Williams

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A High New House, by Thomas Williams

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Williams debut collection of stories which was awarded the Dial Press Fellowship for Fiction. Many of the stories were previously published and one was an O.Henry prize winning story. From the author: “Although when I wrote them I was never conscious of any central theme in these stories, it seems to me they are all concerned with the conflict in man between his violence and his gentleness. I don’t know the outcome of this conflict, but I must keep trying to find out.”


"The author is a master of the short story form.... Some of the titles in this collection have appeared elsewhere; one is an O. Henry prize winner and all have prize potential. The first story, A High New House, demonstrates Mr. Williams' unerring eye for the nerve- wracking detail. --Kirkus Reviews


Thomas Williams (November 15, 1926 – October 23, 1990) published 8 novels and 2 short story collections. He taught at the University of New Hampshire for years. He won one U.S. National Book Award for FictionThe Hair of Harold Roux split the 1975 award with Robert Stone's Dog Soldiers—and his last published novel, Moon Pinnace (1986), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.