CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

Stories and a Novella
eAudio - unabridged
Product Number: Z100145982
Released: Apr 23, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780593147139
Publisher: Books on Tape
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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. 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. 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] 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

Original Publish Date: Apr 23, 2019

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Product Number EB00164578
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780307822222

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