Always Happy Hour by Mary Miller
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Brazen and biting stories show Mary Miller reaching new heights following her “beautiful and large-hearted debut” (NPR on The Last Days of California).Combining hard-edged prose and savage Southern charm, Mary Miller showcases transcendent contemporary talent at its best. With its collection of lusty, lazy, hard-drinking characters forever in their own way,
Always Happy Hour confirms Miller as an heir apparent to Mary
Gaitskill.
Claustrophobic and lonesome, acerbic and magnetic, the women in Always Happy Hour seek understanding in the most unlikely places—a dilapidated foster home where love is a liability,
a trailer park laden with a history of bad decisions, and the empty corners of a dream home bought after a bitter divorce.
Miller evokes the particular gritty comfort found in bad habits as hope turns to dust, and proves yet again her essential role in
American fiction.
 

About Mary Miller

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Mary Miller is the author of the short story collection Big World. Her work has been published in McSweeney’s Quarterly, American Short Fiction, The Oxford American, and other journals. She lives in Austin, Texas. This is her first novel.
 
Published January 10, 2017 by Liveright. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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