Hush Hush

Paperback $16.95

Melville House | Oct 23, 2012 | 208 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9781612191591

  • Paperback$16.95

    Melville House | Oct 23, 2012 | 208 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9781612191591

  • Ebook$16.95

    Melville House | Oct 23, 2012 | ISBN 9781612191607

Praise

“Distinctive … and refreshingly original.” The Washington Post

“With great humor and insight, he explores the psyche of desperate people striving to connect, with others and with themselves.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Barthelme has a sure voice and a respect for the narrative arc as it reveals itself. These stories are relatively short, but they always end at just the right place.” —Library Journal

“Steven Barthelme’s new collection of short stories plays like the best of saddest love songs … Hush Hush more than deserves its own place on the mantle of celebrated contemporary short fiction collections.” —The Rumpus

“Poignant … this is one of the few noteworthy short story collections that we’ve come across this year.” —The Huffington Post

Hush Hush speaks quietly and plainly … deceptively artful and refined.” —The Texas Observer

“There is a pragmatic eloquence to Steven Barthelme’s writing, in the way his characters explain their decisions and their failures to live up to their potential…. it’s often beautiful and profound.”
—Los Angeles Review

“Profound … a refreshing contemporary story collection for readers.” —Critical Mob

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