Pure Hollywood

by Christine Schutt (Author)

  • 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.

  • Book Details

    Publication Date
    March 13, 2018