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    Short Description for Tenth of December A collection of stories which includes "Home," a wryly whimsical account of a soldier's return from war; "Victory lap," a tale about an inventive abduction attempt, and the title story, in which a suicidal cancer patient saves the life of a young misfit.
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    Title
    Tenth of December
    Subtitle
    Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Saunders
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 251
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812993806
    ISBN 10: 0812993802
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: SST
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 81
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC052000, FIC029000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3569.A7897 T46 2013
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellow George Saunders is the acclaimed author of several collections of short stories, including "Pastoralia" and "CivilWarLand in Bad Decline," as well as a collection of essays and a book for children. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.
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    Praise for "Tenth of December" "The best book you'll read this year."--"The New York Times Magazine" " " "A feat of inventiveness . . . This eclectic collection never ceases to delight with its at times absurd, surreal, and darkly humorous look at very serious subjects. . . . George Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time."--Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner" "The best short-story writer in English--not 'one of, ' not 'arguably, ' but the Best."--Mary Karr, "Time " "A visceral and moving act of storytelling . . . No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders about the lost, the unlucky, the disenfranchised."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" " " "Saunders's startling, dreamlike stories leave you feeling newly awakened to the world."--"People" "It's no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction."--"The Wall Street Journal" " " "An irresistible mix of humor and humanity . . . that will make you beam with unmitigated glee. [Grade: ] A"--"Entertainment Weekly" " " "Saunders captures the fragmented rhythms, disjointed sensory input, and wildly absurd realities of the twenty-first century experience like no other writer."--"The Boston Globe" ""Tenth of December" shows George Saunders at his most subversive, hilarious, and emotionally piercing. Few writers can encompass that range of adjectives, but Saunders is a true original--restlessly inventive, yet deeply humane."--Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "A Visit from the Goon Squad" "George Saunders is a complete original, unlike anyone else, thank god--and yet still he manages to be the rightful heir to three other complete American originals--Barthelme (the lyricism, the playfulness), Vonnegut (the outrage, the wit, the scope), and Twain (the common sense, the exasperation). There is no author I recommend t