Good Trouble

Stories
Product Number: EB00712661
Released: Jun 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781524747367
Publisher: Pantheon
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A masterly collection of eleven stories about the way we live now from the best-selling author of Netherland. From bourgeois facial-hair trends to parental sleep deprivation, Joseph O'Neill closely observes the mores of his characters, whose vacillations and second thoughts expose the mysterious pettiness, underlying violence, and, sometimes, surprising beauty of ordinary life in the early twenty-first century. A lonely wedding guest talks to a goose; two poets struggle over whether to participate in a "pardon Edward Snowden" verse petition; a cowardly husband lets his wife face a possible intruder in their home; a potential co-op renter in New York City can't find anyone to give him a character reference. On the surface, these men and women may be in only mild trouble, but in these perfectly made, fiercely modern stories O'Neill reminds us of the real, secretly political consequences of our internal monologues. No writer is more incisive about the strange world we live in now; the laugh-out-loud vulnerability of his people is also fodder for tears.

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Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
Original Publish Date: Jun 12, 2018

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Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
Product Number Z100130139
Released: Jun 12, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780525634225

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