Pure Hollywood

Pure Hollywood

Short stories

Paperback (05 Oct 2018)

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Synopsis

With Pure Hollywood, Pulitzer Prize-finalist Christine Schutt returns to the short story form that launched her acclaimed career. In tales of rare wit, Pure Hollywood brings us into private worlds of longing and danger. An alcoholic actress takes her children to live in 'a rusted box on stilts' in the desert. In an exclusive island resort, a young family's holiday has terrible consequences. A newly-wed couple who, while still 'newly everything', fall in with a misanthropic painter burned by love. 'On the beach, they agreed, their daydreaming was sometimes dangerous.' Schutt's sharply suspenseful and masterfully dark interior portraits of ordinary lives are shot through with surprise and, as Ottessa Moshfegh has it, 'exquisitely weird writing'.

Book information

ISBN: 9781911508243
Publisher: And Other Stories
Imprint: And Other Stories
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 162g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 12mm