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Always happy hour : stories / Mary Miller.

Author/Creator:
Miller, Mary, 1977- author.
Publication:
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
244 pages ; 22 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Standardized Title:
Short stories. Selections
Subjects:
Young women -- Fiction.
Short stories, American.
Young women.
Local subjects:
American fiction -- Texas -- Austin. (search)
Short Stories. (search)
Form/Genre:
Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Short stories.
Short stories, American.
Short stories.
Short stories.
Domestic fiction.
Summary:
"Acerbic and ruefully funny, Always Happy Hour weaves tales of young women, deeply flawed and intensely real, who struggle to get out of their own way. They love to drink and have sex; they make bad decisions with men who either love them too much or too little; and they haunt a Southern terrain of gas stations, public pools, and dive bars. Though each character shoulders the weight of her own baggage, whether it's a string of horrible exes, a boyfriend with an annoying child, or an inability to be genuinely happy for a best friend; they are united in their unrelenting suspicion that they deserve better. These women seek understanding in the most unlikely places: a dilapidated foster home where love is a liability in "Big Bad Love," a trailer park littered with a string of bad decisions in "Uphill," and the unfamiliar corners of a dream home purchased with the winnings of a bitter divorce settlement in "Charts." Taking a microscope to delicate patterns of love and intimacy, Miller evokes the reticent love among the misunderstood, the gritty comfort in bad habits that can't be broken, and the beat-by-beat minutiae of fated relationships."--Amazon.com.
Contents:
Instructions
The house on Main Street
Proper order
At one time this was the longest covered walkway in the world
Big bad love
Uphill
Dirty
He says I am a little oven
Where all of the beautiful people go
Love apples
Hamilton pool
Always happy hour
Little bear
First class
Charts
The 37.
ISBN:
9781631492181
1631492187
OCLC:
963797826