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By Peter Brown, George Guidall, Jefferson Mays, Robin Miles, Scott Sowers, Suzanne Toren, Recorded Books

ISBN-10: 1574412914

ISBN-13: 9781574412918

The name, A brilliant Soothing Noise, refers back to the sound that fireplace makes, promising not just heat and light but in addition violence and destruction. Brown’s maximum hero is Frank O’Connor, and prefer O’Connor’s his tales discover the ultimate bleakness of a countrywide lifestyles yet within the related second glow with its promise of affection and existence and belonging. Brown’s american citizens will try out virtually something to attach. they have a tendency to drink an excessive amount of, to force too quick, are a bit too violent of their passions or even a bit too non secular. Too usually they think, they trust—and in spite of this they don’t, based now not a lot on what’s getting proffered as who’s proffering. they're constantly at the verge of whatever larger. they just need a little extra, just a little an excessive amount of, and whereas we as readers wish with all our hearts for them to get it, we additionally worry they could. “This hugely wonderful selection of tales has the scenic depth and caliber of Tennessee Williams's one-act performs. Meet a various forged of characters in unusual settings, and revel in their provocative and witty company.”—Josip Novakovich, writer of April Fool’s Day: a unique and choose quantity 9: Katherine Anne Porter Prize in brief Fiction

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Nothing at all,” said Alex. “I didn’t even know what I was seeing,” I said. ” said Annie. She turned and surveyed the empty room. I said nothing, though I had seen him put up his apron and go out the back right after the police interviewed him. They talked to him for most of an hour. With me they spent five minutes. ” said Cheryl. “The one with the hat? Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Next time my oven catches fire I’m gonna call his ass in. ” “What about the mother? ” said Annie. “Did they somehow not know?

I don’t know what to tell them,” I said. ” he said. “I’m not going to call them, not by myself,” I said and sat down on his bucket and crossed my arms. “Then you forget it then,” he said. “Forget it. ” He stood and wiped his big hands on the apron and stared at me. ” I said. He ignored the question, but looked at me. He was scared. Alex and Cheryl crossed between us, both of them giving us filthy looks. “You put the order up, right now,” he said. “I don’t care one little bit about the order. ” he shouted.

52 A BRIGHT SOOTHING NOISE It wasn’t exactly the case. The game somehow didn’t fit the board, like playing checkers with a chess set. I looked at him and he looked at me and I only half-lied. “Amazingly enough,” I said. ” he said. ” He made a gesture then with his knees, a kind of swooning motion that might have been taken as lewd. Fred Astaire or Frank Sinatra got away with such things too. “No,” I said. “Probably not. ” “Forget it,” I said. “Look, we have this—this thing out there in the diningroom.

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