In Persuasion Nation

In Persuasion Nation

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By (author) George Saunders

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  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Format: Paperback | 228 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 18mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 6 March 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 159448242X
  • ISBN 13: 9781594482427
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 72,657

Product description

From 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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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.

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"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"