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Good Trouble

Good Trouble by Joseph O'Neill
Jun 12, 2018 | 176 Pages
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“A thoroughly enjoyable collection . . . O’Neill treats his characters with a wry sympathy and a sense of fun, [probing] the frictions that make marriages and families fissure or fight for survival, the situations where discomfort breeds anxiety and resentment mushrooms into malaise.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Beautifully crafted short stories . . . O’Neill’s tales often echo [David Foster] Wallace’s mixture of humor and profundity, demonstrating a similar, almost preternatural eye for the absurdities of contemporary life.” —Alexander Moran, Booklist

“Absorbing . . . In his typically sharp, smart language, [O’Neill] shows us characters undone by contemporary life, not grandly but in the small, essential ways that define our culture.” Library Journal

Table Of Contents

Pardon Edward Snowden 3
The Trusted Traveler 18
The World of Cheese 31
The Referees 53
Promises, Promises 66
The Death of Billy Joel 68
Ponchos 86
The Poltroon Husband 105
Goose 119
The Mustache in 2010 133
The Sinking of the Houston 145

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