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Good Trouble

Good Trouble by Joseph O'Neill
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Jun 12, 2018 | 176 Pages
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Praise

“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

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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