In Persuasion Nation #ad - Esquire. Talking candy bars, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, baby geniuses, interned teenagers, and moral fables—all in this hilarious and heartbreaking collection from an author hailed as the heir to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon. But saunders's laughs are a cover, a diversion, beneath which reside some profoundly serious intentions regarding the morality of how we live and hte power of love and immanent death to transform us into vastly better creatures.
. From the #1 new york times bestselling author of the man booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.
PastoraliaRiverhead Books #ad - A stunning collection including the story "sea oak, " from the #1 new york Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. Hailed by thomas pynchon as "graceful, " george saunders gives us, and funny, hilarious, authentic, this bestselling collection of stories set against a warped, dark, in his inventive and beloved voice, and terrifyingly recognizable American landscape.
The Brief and Frightening Reign of PhilRiverhead Books #ad - In a profoundly strange country called inner horner, large enough for only one resident at a time, citizens waiting to enter the country fall under the rule of the power-hungry and tyrannical Phil, setting off a chain of injustice and mass hysteria. An animal farm for the 21st century, spiky humor, this is an incendiary political satire of unprecedented imagination, and cautionary appreciation for the hysteric in everyone.
Over six years in the writing, and brilliantly and beautifully packaged, this novella is Saunders' first stand-alone, book-length work—and his first book for adults in five years. . From the #1 new york times bestselling author of the man booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a NovellaRandom House #ad - With a new introduction by joshua ferris and a new author’s note by Saunders himself, this edition is essential reading for those seeking to discover or revisit a virtuosic, disturbingly prescient voice. Civilwarland in Bad Decline is scary, hilarious, and unforgettable. Tobias wolff “Saunders makes the all-but-impossible look effortless.
Jonathan franzen “Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny. Zadie smith “an astoundingly tuned voice—graceful, dark, authentic, and funny—telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times. Thomas Pynchon. Praise for george saunders and civilwarland in Bad Decline “It’s no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction.
The wall street journal “saunders’s satiric vision of America is dark and demented; it’s also ferocious and very funny. Michiko kakutani, the new york times “george Saunders is a writer of arresting brilliance and originality, with a sure sense of his material and apparently inexhaustible resources of voice.
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella #ad - Since its publication in 1996, george saunders’s debut collection has grown in esteem from a cherished cult classic to a masterpiece of the form, inspiring an entire generation of writers along the way. In six stories and a novella, Saunders hatches an unforgettable cast of characters, each struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world.
The Braindead MegaphoneRiverhead Books #ad - Emblazoned with his trademark wit and singular vision, Saunders's endeavor into the art of the essay is testament to his exceptional range and ability as a writer and thinker. From the #1 new york times bestselling author of the man booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.
The Braindead Megaphone #ad - George saunders's first foray into nonfiction is comprised of essays on literature, travel, and politics. At the core of this unique collection are saunders's travel essays based on his trips to seek out the mysteries of the "Buddha Boy" of Nepal; to attempt to indulge in the extravagant pleasures of Dubai; and to join the exploits of the minutemen at the Mexican border.
Saunders expertly navigates the works of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Esther Forbes, and leads the reader across the rocky political landscape of modern America. The breakout book from "the funniest writer in America"--not to mention an official "Genius"--his first nonfiction collection ever.
Tenth of December: StoriesRandom House #ad - This eclectic collection never ceases to delight with its at times absurd, surreal, and darkly humorous look at very serious subjects. Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, loss, work, and war, despair, sex, love, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. And in the title story, over the course of a fateful morning, memory, and loss, a stunning meditation on imagination, a middle-aged cancer patient walks into the woods to commit suicide, only to encounter a troubled young boy who, gives the dying man a final chance to recall who he really is.
No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders about the lost, the unlucky, the disenfranchised. Michiko kakutani, the new york times “Saunders’s startling, dreamlike stories leave you feeling newly awakened to the world. People “it’s no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction.
The wall street journal george saunders was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME MAGAZINE. A hapless, to kill—the unforgettable characters that populate the pages of tenth of december are vividly and lovingly infused with Saunders’s signature blend of exuberant prose, to love, deluded owner of an antiques store; two mothers struggling to do the right thing; a teenage girl whose idealism is challenged by a brutal brush with reality; a man tormented by a series of pharmaceutical experiments that force him to lust, deep humanity, and stylistic innovation.
Tenth of December: Stories #ad - These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human. Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time. Khaled hosseini, ’ not ‘arguably, author of the kite Runner “The best short-story writer in English—not ‘one of, ’ but the Best.
The Very Persistent Gappers of FripRandom House #ad - Every adult would own a copy too, and would marvel at how this smart, subversive little book is even deeper and more hilarious than any child could know. Entertainment weekly “saunders’s idiosyncratic voice makes an almost perfect accompaniment to children’s book illustrator Smith’s heightened characterizations and slightly surreal backdrops.
Publishers weekly “A riveting, funny, and sly new fairy tale. Miami Herald. In the seaside village of frip live three families: the Romos, the Ronsens, and a little girl named Capable and her father. The gappers have always been everyone’s problem, until one day they get a little smarter, and instead of spreading out, they gang up: on Capable’s goats.
The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip #ad - When a gapper gets near a goat, it lets out a high-pitched shriek of joy that puts the goats off giving milk, which means that every few hours the children of Frip have to go outside, brush the gappers off their goats, and toss them into the sea. Free at last of the tyranny of the gappers, forcing capable to bear the misfortune alone? featuring fifty-two haunting and hilarious illustrations by Lane Smith and a brilliant story by George Saunders that explores universal themes of community and kindness, will her neighbors rally to help her? Or will they turn their backs, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is a rich and resonant story for those that have all and those that have not.
The economy of frip is based solely on goat’s milk, and this is a problem because the village is plagued by gappers: bright orange, many-eyed creatures the size of softballs that love to attach themselves to goats. From the bestselling author of tenth of december comes a splendid new edition of his acclaimed collaboration with the illustrator behind The Stinky Cheese Man and James and the Giant Peach! Featuring fifty-two haunting and hilarious images, generosity, compassion, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is a modern fable for people of all ages that touches on the power of kindness, and community.
Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on KindnessRandom House #ad - Within days, it had been shared more than one million times. But if you want to impart some heartfelt, you can't do much better than Congratulations, plainspoken wisdom in addition to a check, by the way. Entertainment weekly“the loving selflessness that George Saunders advises and the interconnectedness that he recognizes couldn’t be purer or simpler—or more challenging.
Kirkus reviews “Warm and tender. Publishers Weekly. New york times bestseller • this inspiring meditation on kindness from the author of Lincoln in the Bardo is based on his popular commencement address. Three months after george saunders gave a graduation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where its simple, uplifting message struck a deep chord.
Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness #ad - Why? because saunders’s words tap into a desire in all of us to lead kinder, more fulfilling lives. Powerful, and wise, funny, congratulations, by the way is an inspiring message from one of today’s most influential and original writers. Praise for congratulations, by the way“As slender as a psalm, and as heavy.
The new york times “The graduating college senior in your life probably just wants money.
Flight to Canada: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - Ishmael reed’s parody of slave narratives—the classical literature of the African American tradition—which redefined the neo-slave genre and launched a lucrative academic industrySome parodies are as necessary as the books they answer. Though flight to canada has been classified by some as a “post race” novel, the villains and the heroes are clear.
Three slaves are on the run from the Swille plantation. Among them, the most hotly pursued is Raven Quickskill, a poet who seeks freedom in Canada, and ultimately hopes to return and liberate others. Such is the case with flight to canada, Ishmael Reed’s scathing, offbeat response to conventional anti-slavery novels such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Flight to Canada: A Novel #ad - A comedy flashing with insight, Flight to Canada poses serious questions about history and the complex ways that race relations in America are shaped by the past. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Ishmael Reed including rare images of the author. But this particular civil war–era landscape is littered with modern elements, from Xerox copiers to airplanes, and freely reimagines historic figures as sacred as Abraham Lincoln.
American Salvage Made in Michigan Writers SeriesWayne State University Press #ad - A lush and rowdy collection of stories set in a rural Michigan landscape, jobs, where wildlife, and ways of life are vanishing.
Fox 8: A Story Kindle SingleRandom House #ad - Told with his distinctive blend of humor and pathos, Fox 8 showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whom The New York Times called “the writer for our time. ”. Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regard with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes.
The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people—even after “danjer” arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack. From the #1 new york times bestselling author of lincoln in the Bardo, a darkly comic short story about the unintended consequences unleashed by our quest to tame the natural world—featuring gorgeous black-and-white illustrations by Chelsea Cardinal.
Fox 8: A Story Kindle Single #ad - That is, until he develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak “Yuman” by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories.