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    DescriptionFrom the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Tenth of December," a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. 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. "The first thing you ought to know is that Saunders is the funniest writer in America... [But] Saunders's laughs are a cover, a diversion, beneath which reside some profoundly serious intentions regarding the morality of how we live and hte power of love and immanent death to transform us into vastly better creatures... I can't think of another writer who would try to do what Saunders is doing, or anything close to it. This is an important book."--"The Nation" "Saunders is a hilarious, wicked, and pitch-perfect satirist of our times, of course, but for a satirist he has a whole lot of heart."--"Esquire"


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    Title
    In Persuasion Nation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Saunders
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 228
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594482427
    ISBN 10: 159448242X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC016000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 81
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC classification: PS3569.A7897 I5 2006
    Thema V1.0: FU, FYB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Riverhead Books
    Imprint name
    Riverhead Books
    Publication date
    06 March 2007
    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
    "Back when Philip K. Dick asked, 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' who could have imagined that George Saunders would answer?... Saunders's caustic wit, imaginative flair, and the ping-pong speed of his dialogue are on full display here." -- "Los Angeles Times" "Leaves you startled and hushed, grateful to be alive and to be reading." -- "Associated Press" "Insanely inventive... Stunningly effective... The surreal Saunders magic is working." -- "New York Times Book Review" "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" "Pynchon-meets-Wonder Showzen." -- "Entertainment Weekly"