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    DescriptionFrom the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Tenth of December," a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. 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, this is an incendiary political satire of unprecedented imagination, spiky humor, 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.


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    Title
    The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Saunders
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 134
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 154 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594481529
    ISBN 10: 1594481520
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
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    LC classification: PS3569.A7897 B75 2005
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition statement
    Riverhead Trade.
    Publisher
    Riverhead Books
    Imprint name
    Riverhead Books
    Publication date
    06 September 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    George Saunders is the author of "Tenth of December"; "In Persuasion Nation"; "The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil"; "Pastoralia"; "CivilWarLand in Bad Decline"; "The Braindead Megaphone"; and a children's book, "The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip." His work appears regularly in the "New Yorker," "Harper's "and "GQ." In 2006, he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant." In 2000, "The New Yorker "named him one of the "Best Writers Under 40." He is a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. He teaches at Syracuse University.
    Review quote
    Praise for George Saunders: "An astoundingly tuned voice--graceful, dark, aunthentic, and funny--telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."--Thomas Pynchon "Mr. Saunders writes like the illegitamate offspring of Nathanael West and Kurt Vonnegut. His satiric vision of America is dark and demented; it is also ferocious and very funny."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" "A master of distilling the disorders of our time into fiction."--Salon.com