No Good For Digging: Stories

No Good For Digging: Stories

by Dustin M. Hoffman
No Good For Digging: Stories

No Good For Digging: Stories

by Dustin M. Hoffman


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A strongman grapples with his shrinking body; a couple recalls the metamorphic stages of their love; a deck salesman makes a long-winded sales pitch; a magician guards a deadly secret. These are the lives that populate the stories of Dustin M. Hoffman—a vibrant, eccentric dream of America, one that deconstructs the blue-collar experience, and expands the possibilities of short fiction itself. Satirical and heartfelt, poignant and loopily funny, NO GOOD FOR DIGGING cements the arrival of a singular literary talent.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733466301
Publisher: Word West LLC
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents


A Nesting 1

Red Shoe Twitch 3

The Magician’s Secret 7

An All-Night Diner 13

A Realistic Airplane 15

Grandpa Dies 19

Moon Burn 29

My Pupils, Dive Sites 31

Father’s Knots 33

The Plumber Who Found Treasure 35

A Better Trap 39

On the Strongest Man Compound 41

Hair Cropper Shies 47

Postal Heterochromia 49

The Ouija Board Inspector 51

Pitch 57

To Wait for Landing 61

The Diviner 63

Angel in the Pit 65

The Mouth Full of Flying 67

When We 69

Interstate Intestine 71

Long Division 73

The Life Net 75

Amateur Paleontologist Stumbles into My Foot 81

Father at Shift End 83

Brandy’s Streetlamp 85

Doug Dreamed in Hourly Wages 89

No Good for Digging 91

The Life Model 93

Bruise Room 95

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