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Pure Hollywood

(2018)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Hailed by George Saunders as "a truly gifted writer", with Pure Hollywood & Other Stories, Pulitzer Prize finalist and O. Henry Prize winner Christine Schutt returns to the short story form that launched her acclaimed career and her inimitable style that John Ashbery once described as "pared down but rich, dense, fevered, exactly right and even eerily beautiful."

In 11 captivating tales, 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, a newlywed couple who ignore the violent warnings of a painter burned by love, to an eerie portrait of erotic obsession, each story in Pure Hollywood is an imagistic snapshot of what it means to live and learn, love and hurt.

In league with JD Salinger, Katherine Mansfield, and Guy De Maupassant, in Pure Hollywood 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.



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March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pure Hollywood: And Other Stories
Author(s): Christine Schutt
ISBN: 0-8021-2761-4 / 978-0-8021-2761-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pure Hollywood: And Other Stories
Author(s): Christine Schutt
ISBN: 0-8021-2922-6 / 978-0-8021-2922-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Title: Pure Hollywood
Author(s): Christine Schutt
ISBN: 1-911508-24-5 / 978-1-911508-24-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: And Other Stories
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pure Hollywood and Other Stories
Author(s): Christine Schutt
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pure Hollywood and Other Stories
Author(s): Christine Schutt
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pure Hollywood and Other Stories
Author(s): Christine Schutt
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pure Hollywood
Author(s): Christine Schutt
Publisher: And Other Stories
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March 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pure Hollywood: And Other Stories
Author(s): Christine Schutt
Publisher: Grove Press
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