Christine Schutt

Christine Schutt is the author of two short story collections, Nightwork and A Day, a Night, Another Day, Summer. Her first novel, Florida, was a National Book Award finalist; her second, All Souls, a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize; her third, Prosperous Friends, a New Yorker Best Book of 2012. Among other honors, Schutt has twice won the O. Henry Short Story Prize.
June 15, 2015

Peg’s husband Anders watches the boys smoke, says something, makes them smile, or are they grimacing a little? Has he cornered them or asked something off-color, personal—You getting any? That sort of thing. She’s heard his coarse approximations of street talk, young talk. She’s heard him ask girls, You ever been in love?