Pure Hollywood and Other Stories

Pure Hollywood and Other Stories

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Baker & Taylor
A collection of short stories from the National Book Award finalist and O. Henry Prize winner includes tales of an alcoholic widowed actress living alone in the desert and a young mother whose rejection of her child has terrible consequences.

Perseus Publishing
Pure Hollywood is pure gold.”—Ottessa Moshfegh

The sensational new story collection from one of our sharpest, most original, and daringly cinematic stylists, National Book Award finalist and O Henry Prize winner Christine Schutt.

In one eponymous novella and ten stories, Pure Hollywood brings us into private worlds of corrupt familial love, intimacy, longing, and danger. From an alcoholic widowed actress living in desert seclusion to a young mother whose rejection of her child has terrible consequences, from a newlywed couple who ignore the violent warnings of a painter burned by love to an eerie portrait of erotic obsession, each story is an imagistic snapshot of what it means to live and learn, love and hurt. 

With Pure Hollywood Christine Schutt gives us sharply suspenseful and masterfully dark interior portraits of ordinary lives, infused with her signature observation and surprise. Timeless, incisive, and precise, these tales are a rush of blood to the head, portals through which we open our eyes and see the world anew.   




The sensational new story collection from one of our sharpest, most original, and daringly cinematic stylists, and a National Book Award finalist, Christine Schutt

Baker
& Taylor

A collection of short stories from a Pulitzer Prize finalist and O. Henry Award winner include the tales of an alcoholic widowed actress living alone in the desert and a newlywed couple who cross paths with a painter burned by love.

Publisher: New York :, Grove Press,, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780802127617
Branch Call Number: FIC SCH
Characteristics: viii, 132 pages ;,20 cm.

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