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Written Arts Program and Oblong Books Present

Monday, October 1, 2018
A Reading by Joseph O'Neill
Oblong Books
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The author reads from his new story collection, Good Trouble.
From the author of The Dog, Netherland (PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award), Breezes, and This is Life comes a masterly collection of eleven stories about the way we live now. From bourgeois facial-hair trends to parental sleep deprivation, Joseph O’Neill closely observes the mores of his characters, whose vacillations and second thoughts expose the mysterious pettiness, underlying violence, and, sometimes, surprising beauty of ordinary life in the early twenty-first century.

O’Neill writes with an urgent timeliness, as if these stories were written yesterday, with the politics and news you might have shared with your friends this very morning. The thrill of seeing the here and now transmuted into morally serious and comically rich prose is heightened once you realize its rarity.
—Ryan Chapman, Guernica

Oblong Books is located at 6422 Montgomery St. Rhinebeck, NY, 12572. Please RSVP here.

For more information, call 845-752-4454, or e-mail

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Oblong Books