Tenth of December (Hardback)
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Short Description for Tenth of December Instantly astounding and enduringly haunting, one of America's greatest writers gives us his most dazzling short story collection yet
- Published: 03 January 2013
- Format: Hardback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781408837344 ISBN 10: 140883734X
- Sales rank: 21,015
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Full description for Tenth of December
From the undisputed master of the short story, George Saunders, comes a dazzling and disturbing new collection. His most wryly hilarious work to date, Tenth of December illuminates human experience and explores figures lost in a labyrinth of troubling preoccupations. A family member recollects a backyard pole dressed for all occasions; Divisional Director Todd Birnie sends round a memo to employees he thinks need some inspiration; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of DarkenfloxxT in some unusual drug trials; and in an auction of local celebrities Al Roosten hides his own internal monologue behind a winning smile that he hopes will make him popular. Although, as a young boy discovers, sometimes the voices fade and all you are left with is a frozen hill on a cold day in December...With dark visions of the future riffing against ghosts of the past and the ever-settling present, Tenth of December sings with astonishing charm and intensity, and re-affirms Saunders as one of our greatest living storytellers.