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Literary Roadhouse: One Short Story, Once a Week Literary Roadhouse

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We are a diverse group of readers who have a rowdy old time discussing a wide diversity of short literary fiction

    The Theresa Job

    The Theresa Job

    Discussion Notes: The Theresa Job

    This week’s story: The Theresa Job by Colson Whitehead 

    Next week’s story: No One Here Is Going To Save You by Julian Zabalbeascoa 

    Rated: Clean Themes, Explicit Language (Host drops an ‘f’ bomb 😔 )

    Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “The Theresa Job” by Colson Whitehead, a story of a hotel heist in 1950s New York City, centered on a reluctant fence. Gerald and Andy had a love-hate relationship with the story due to its abrupt ending. Anais does her best to help them see the ending through a different lens.



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    • 27 min
    The City Born Great

    The City Born Great

    Discussion Notes: The City Born GreatThis week’s story: The City Born Great by N. K. Jemisin Next week’s story: The Theresa Job by Colson Whitehead Rated: CleanGerald, Andy and Anais discuss “The City Born Great” by N. K. Jemisin, an urban fantasy about a young New Yorker called upon to midwife the birth of a great city and fend off the eldritch hospitals that would feed on the newborn. All three hosts enjoyed the story — even Andy who might have preferred if the city were Chicago. Have thoughts on this story?Did we miss a crucial piece of this story? Tell us below! Or on Twitter @litroadhouse or in our FB group The Literary Roadhouse Readers.

































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    • 25 min
    The Specialist's Hat

    The Specialist's Hat

    Discussion Notes: The Specialist’s HatThis week’s story: The Specialist’s Hat by Kelly Link Next week’s story: The City Born Great by N. K. Jemisin Rated: CleanGerald, Andy and Anais discuss “The Specialist’s Hat” by Kelly Link, a story about twin girls who move into the gothic home of a former poet who dabbled in the dark arts and killed his wife. Despite a lot of debate on this podcast, our hosts ended up giving this spooky, clever story similar ratings.Have thoughts on this story?Did we miss a crucial piece of this story? Tell us below! Or on Twitter @litroadhouse or in our FB group The Literary Roadhouse Readers.

































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    • 21 min
    Foster

    Foster

    Discussion Notes: FosterThis week’s story: Foster by Bryan Washington Next week’s story: The Specialist’s Hat by Kelly Link Rated: EXPLICITGerald, Andy and Anais discuss “Foster” by Bryan Washington, a story of a man estranged from his brother, struggling with his boyfriend, and refusing to name a cat. The story is explicit and so is this episode. The explicit nature of the story was a bit of a turn off for Gerald, but all three hosts enjoyed digging deep into this iceberg of a story. Scratch beneath the story, and there’s a lot to chew on.Have thoughts on this story?Did we miss a crucial piece of this story? Tell us below! Or on Twitter @litroadhouse or in our FB group The Literary Roadhouse Readers.

































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    • 31 min
    The Interlopers

    The Interlopers

    Discussion Notes: The InterlopersThis week’s story: The Interlopers by H. H. Munro Next week’s story: Foster by Bryan Washington Rated: CleanGerald, Andy and Anais discuss “The Interlopers” by H. H. Munro (SAKI), a story of a long-running family dispute over wild lands that comes to a head when two men from either side are trapped beneath the same felled tree. In a surprising twist, the story reads like a dark comedy. All three hosts thoroughly enjoyed the story as much as they enjoyed saying “Wolves!”Have thoughts on this story?Did we miss a crucial piece of this story? Tell us below! Or on Twitter @litroadhouse or in our FB group The Literary Roadhouse Readers.

































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    • 20 min
    Hot Ice

    Hot Ice

    Discussion Notes: Hot IceThis week’s story: Hot Ice by Stuart Dybek Next week’s story: The Interlopers by H.H. Munro (SAKI) Rated: CleanGerald, Andy and Anais discuss “Hot Ice” by Stuart Dybek, a Chicago native who brings the mid-century societal changes to life with the myth of a local saint. Andy identified with the story which struck true to his upbringing in Chicago.Have thoughts on this story?Did we miss a crucial piece of this story? Tell us below! Or on Twitter @litroadhouse or in our FB group The Literary Roadhouse Readers.

































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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Hiroja Shibe ,

Great Listen

An audio breakdown of shorty stories in a concies and fun manner. The hosts of the show have very divergent opnions on storytelling and what is a compleing reading make the show a great listen. The hosts also make you want to read many the stories you listen to review too even when they themselves do not like the story just to see for yourself. Great Listen!

William Conrad ,

Fun Listing to This Podcast

This podcast grown on you as you get to know the perspective of the the reviews. When reviewing books, it make me think out of the box.

Readersomething ,

Love literary Roadhouse

This is a must-listen show for me that helps me keep my head in the writing game.

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