Pastoralia
23%
off

Pastoralia

By (author)

US$9.62US$12.64

You save US$3.02

Free delivery worldwide

Available
Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days

When will my order arrive?

Description

'Saunders is an astoundingly tuned voice - graceful, dark, authentic and funny - telling just the kind of stories we need to get us through these times' Thomas Pynchon In PASTORALIA elements of contemporary life are twisted, merged and amplified into a slightly skewed version of modern America. A couple live and work in a caveman theme-park, where speaking is an instantly punishable offence. A born loser attends a self-help seminar where he is encouraged to rid himself of all the people who are 'crapping in your oatmeal'. And a male exotic dancer and his family are terrorised by their decomposing aunt who visits them with a solemn message from beyond the grave. With an uncanny combination of deadpan naturalism and uproarious humour, George Saunders creates a world that is both indelibly original and yet hauntingly familiar

show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 180g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747553866
  • 9780747553861
  • 58,697

Other books in Contemporary Fiction

Other people who viewed this bought

Review quote

'Saunders is an astoundingly tuned voice - graceful, dark, authentic and funny - telling just the kind of stories we need to get us through these times' Thomas Pynchon

show more

About George Saunders

George Saunders is the author of CIVILWARLAND IN BAD DECLINE, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and a NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book of the year. He teaches Creative Writing at Syracuse University.

show more