Breaking and Entering

by Joy Williams

Breaking and Entering

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Follows drifters and housebreakers Willie and Liberty on their journey through Florida, their separation, and the growing realization that their odyssey is heading toward danger


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Joy Williams' Breaking and Entering invites readers into the lives of Willie and Liberty, a young couple living a vagabond existence on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The two travel all over the state, squatting in all variety of unoccupied houses, literally dressing their blank lives in the clothing of strangers until the homeowners return and the couple are forced, once again, to hit the road. It's a funny book, and breezy, but there's serious human drama at work here. Williams has a

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