Esteemed writer Christine Schutt returns with a startlingly bold collection of stories that delve into the private lives and worlds of well-kept Americans whose groomed facades belie betrayals, obsessions, and the darkest of human tendencies.
Like Salinger’s Nine Stories, Joyce’s Dubliners, and the best stories of Katherine Mansfield, Pure Hollywood is a seminal collection—one with the capacity to change the landscape of the form.
Claire Vaye Watkins, Otessa Moshfegh, and Matt Summell have already promised blurbs
Schutt’s last novel Prosperous Friends received stunning praise from the Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Star-Tribune (Minneapolis), and the Washington Post.
Schutt’s writing has been compared in the press to that of Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Anton Chekhov, Henry James, Eugene O'Neill, Eudora Welty, Emily Dickinson, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
A two-time winner of the O. Henry Prize for Fiction, Schutt is also a recipient of New York Foundation of the Arts and Guggenheim Fellowships and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
Her fiction has appeared in Harper’s, The Kenyon Review, and Noon, for which she's a founding editor.
Our success with Difficult Women and The Refugees bodes well for stories by writers of a certain stature.