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Hush Hush

Steven Barthelme

Published October 23rd 2012
ISBN : 9781612191591
Paperback
208 pages
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If youre up $16,000 at the casino and missing dinner with the woman you love, how do you find the strength to drive away? If you give up your career and your beautiful wife and find yourself drinking vodka and fixing cars for a living, is thatMoreIf youre up $16,000 at the casino and missing dinner with the woman you love, how do you find the strength to drive away? If you give up your career and your beautiful wife and find yourself drinking vodka and fixing cars for a living, is that necessarily a step down? In Hush Hush, Steven Barthelme gives us a simultaneously twisted, heartbreaking, and hilarious account of learning to quit when youre ahead.The collection, which includes the Pushcart Prize-winning Claire, exposes the surprising dignity in lying on your belly in the pouring rain, in ringing your ex-girlfriends doorbell at 4 A.M., in sleeping with your dead wifes best friend. Co-author with his brother Frederick of the brilliant and devastating casino memoir, Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss, Steven Barthelme seems to cast an eye at his own history and the characters hes known. These are men and women who are down --- but stirringly, not quite out. An unmissable, arresting book from one of the most seminal short story writers of the last twenty years.