Good Trouble

Good Trouble


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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
The award-winning author of Netherland presents a collection of stories reflecting life in the early 21st century, from a lonely wedding guest who chats with a goose to a pair of poets debating whether to participate in a versed petition.

& Taylor

A collection of stories about the vulnerability, pettiness, and surprising beauty of ordinary life in the twenty-first century explores the consequences of one's internal monologues.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781524747350
Branch Call Number: FICTION ONEIL 2018
Characteristics: 157 pages ; 22 cm


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