George Saunders

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In Persuasion Nation

book | Non-Fiction | 2006
World → Riverhead Books

Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, 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.

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Chinese Complex
Taiwan
China Times Publishing Company
German
World
Liebeskind Verlag
Italian
World
Feltrinelli
Turkish
World
Tudem
Reviews

Booklist starred review
Funny, creepy, mournful, and outraged, Saunder's ingenious and superbly crafted satirical stories blaze like warning lights on the road to hell.
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Pynchon-meets-Wonder Showzen.

Entertainment Weekly

Insanely inventive... Stunningly effective... The surreal Saunders magic is working.

New York Times Book Review

Dark, concerned, confused and funny, all at the same time... Like so much of Saunders' brilliant, crazy writing it's relevant, but not too relevant

The Times

Ludicrously funny and outrageously prescient... Saunders's finest gift... is to construct a story of absurdist satire, then locate within it a moment of searing humanity.

The Boston Globe

You do not read Saunders' stories so much as watch them detonate on the page in front of you, like a firecracker some joker has slipped into your pudding

New Statesman

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