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    DescriptionWelcome to Inner Horner, a nation so small it can only accommodate one citizen at a time. But when Inner Horner suddenly shrinks, forcing three-quarters of the citizen in residence over the border into Outer Horner territory, the Outer Hornerites declare an Invasion in Progress, having fallen under the spell of the power-hungry and demagogic Phil. So begins his brief and very frightening reign The novella is followed by In Persuasion Nation, a collection of stories by turns touching, funny and sad, and set in a warped, hilarious yet very recognisable American landscape.


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    Title
    The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
    Subtitle
    (Includes the 'In Persuasion Nation' Collection)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Saunders
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747585961
    ISBN 10: 0747585962
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: 813.54
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    16 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    George Saunders is the author of two short-story collections Pastoralia and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, as well as the children's book, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. His work has received four National Magazine Awards, and has been selected for the O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories collections. In 1999, Saunders was recognized as one of the 20 best young American fiction writers by the New Yorker. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.
    Review quote
    'Graceful, dark, authentic and funny' Thomas Pynchon 'An American short-story writer of intimidating talent' Zadie Smith, Marie Claire '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 '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' Stephen Amidon, New Statesman