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Don't Tell Anyone

Frederick Busch


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Hardcover (10/17/2000)


"Don't Tell Anyone" offers Frederick Busch's funny, tender, and heartbreaking writing about the American family and the ways in which husbands and wives, sons and daughters connect in spite of themselves. In "Heads" a mother is haunted by her own past when her daughter is accused of murder. A child gives her bereaved father the gift to go on living in "Malvasia". A father suffers over his inability to save his grown son from heartbreak in "Passengers". The subtle beauty of Busch's prose enhances the power of these stories as he demonstrates once again the brilliant craftsmanship that makes him one of our most treasured writers.

Praise For Don't Tell Anyone

“[A] SEARING COLLECTION . . . which treats the subject of love as though it were the backbone of a page turning thriller. Busch’s writing is so poetically precise and refined, so unsentimental, that the alienation of his characters is all the more devastating.”
Entertainment Weekly

“RADIANT. . . . An exemplary collection of incandescent storytelling filled with electrifying truths. Despite the implied command of the title, don’t keep this book a secret. Once you’ve read it, tell everyone.”
Chicago Tribune

“FREDERICK BUSCH IS ONE OF OUR VERY BEST SHORT STORY WRITERS. . . . [These] characters are eloquent and even quite brilliant.”

Ballantine Books, 9780345443939, 336pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2001