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Sh*tshow

Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
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A Vintage Shorts Short Story original.

David and Ellie didn’t realize how much they have missed their friends, two other couples who had moved out of their modest neighborhood in a desert city for the comforts of the suburbs, until the day of Donald Trump’s election. Separated also from their daughter who lived hours away in California, they were in a funk. But, when Ellie discovers a repellant offering floating in the small Jacuzzi in their backyard, David is blindsided. Little does he know this is but the first in a chain of grisly events that would play out in their lives with devastating consequences.

In this darkly humorous, incisive, and absorbing political parable, written with the remarkable humanity he’s beloved for with countless fans, Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo probes how deeply, yet imperceptibly, fissures can form amongst friends, neighbors, and families. 

©2019 Richard Russo (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Thanks! I needed this!

Spend an hour and some with Richard Russo and you become a little sadder, a little more connected, and lifted up in an odd, intangible way.

This is a story about being old enough but still ok in the age of Trump, and what it costs practically and personally. At the end, you still catch that little thread of .....something that keeps a life going.

"If this doesn't work, try something else."