Publication Date: 01/12/2016 ISBN: 9781784871291 Category:

Civilwarland In Bad Decline

George Saunders

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 01/12/2016 ISBN: 9781784871291 Category:
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THE 2017 MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF LINCOLN IN THE BARDO

In his first collection, George Saunders’ vision of our near future is as black and funny as you can get. He takes us on a trip to the shopping malls and theme parks and enviromental hazards that lie just around the chronological corner, introducing us to a gang of misfits and losers struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world. Bizarre but familiar, fierce but always humane, these are stunningly original stories by a master of the form.

‘Saunders is a morally passionate, serious writer, who perfectly expresses the madness of the times we live in. He will be read long after these times have passed’ Zadie Smith

‘He makes the all-but-impossible look effortless. We’re lucky to have him’ Jonathan Franzen

‘There is no-one better, no-one more essential’ Dave Eggers

Publisher Review

Strangely moving, hilariously unsettling, and unlike anything else you'll read this year * Esquire * [A] brilliant collection of short stories -- Philip Hensher * Mail on Sunday * There is no author I recommend to people more often - for ten years I've urged George Saunders onto everyone and everyone. -- Dave Eggers Surreal and puncturing -- Margaret Atwood One of the few living masters of the [short story] genre * Daily Telegraph *

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