product description page

Good Trouble : Stories - by Joseph O'Neill (Hardcover)

Good Trouble : Stories -  by Joseph O'Neill (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1

about this item

A masterly collection of eleven stories about the way we live now from the best-selling author of Netherland.From bourgeois facial-hair trends to parental sleep deprivation, Joseph O’Neill closely observes the mores of his characters, whose vacillations and second thoughts expose the mysterious pettiness, underlying violence, and, sometimes, surprising beauty of ordi­nary life in the early twenty-first century. A lonely wedding guest talks to a goose; two poets struggle over whether to participate in a “pardon Edward Snowden” verse petition; a cowardly husband lets his wife face a possible intruder in their home; a potential co-op renter in New York City can’t find anyone to give him a character reference.   On the surface, these men and women may be in only mild trouble, but in these perfectly made, fiercely modern stories O’Neill reminds us of the real, secretly political consequences of our internal monologues. No writer is more incisive about the strange world we live in now; the laugh-out-loud vulnerability of his people is also fodder for tears.
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Joseph O'Neill
Language: English
Street Date: June 12, 2018
TCIN: 53482191
UPC: 9781524747350
Item Number (DPCI): 248-72-8295

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.