Civilwarland in Bad Decline

Civilwarland in Bad Decline

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A collection of six stories and a novella, CIVILWARLAND IN BAD DECLINE introduces an astonishing new voice in American fiction. George Saunders' vision of America's near future is as black and funny as you can get. He takes us on a trip to the shopping malls and theme parks and enviromental hazards that lie just around the chronological corner, introducing us to gang of misfits and losers struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world. Saunders' dialogue is superb, his plots marvellously bizarre: he is an original and uniquely American voice destined to become one of the most important literary discoveries of his generation.

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 143g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099595818
  • 9780099595816
  • 84,472

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"An astoundingly tuned voice - graceful, dark, authentic and funny" -- Thomas Pynchon "Strangely moving, hilariously unsettling, and unlike anything else you'll read this year" Esquire "[A] brilliant collection of short can't help loving this outstandingly tasteless and amusing volume" -- Philip Hensher Mail on Sunday "Hilarious but frightening, cruel yet the first pages of any story slowly and you'll realise how good he is" -- James Hepburn Scotland on Sunday "The debut of an exciting new voice in fiction...He's a savage satirist with a sentimental streak who delineates the dark underbelly of the American dream. Mr Saunders' satiric vision of America is dark and demented, also ferocious and very funny" -- Michiko Kakutani New York Times

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About George Saunders

George Saunders works as a geo-physical engineer in Rochester, N.Y. He has explored for oil in Sumatra, played guitar in a Texas bar band, and worked in a slaughterhouse. He lives in Rochester with his wife and children.

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