The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
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The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

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From the No. 1 New York Times Bestselling Author of the novel Lincoln in the Bardo, and the story collection Tenth of December, winner of the Folio Prize for Fiction 2014

Welcome to Inner Horner, a nation so small it can only accommodate one citizen at a time. But when Inner Horner suddenly shrinks, forcing three-quarters of the citizen in residence over the border into Outer Horner territory, the Outer Hornerites declare an Invasion in Progress, having fallen under the spell of the power-hungry and demagogic Phil. So begins his brief and very frightening reign...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 10mm | 87g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408870525
  • 9781408870525
  • 374,703

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`An American short-story writer of intimidating talent' * Zadie Smith * `Graceful, dark, authentic and funny' * Thomas Pynchon * `Dark, concerned, confused and funny, all at the same time ... Like so much of Saunders' brilliant, crazy writing it's relevant, but not too relevant' * The Times * `You do not read Saunders' stories so much as watch them detonate on the page in front of you, like a firecracker some joker has slipped into your pudding' * New Statesman *
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About George Saunders

George Saunders is the author of nine books, including Lincoln in the Bardo, winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize.Tenth of December was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the inaugural Folio Prize. He has received MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships and the PEN/Malamud Prize for excellence in the short story, and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2013, he was named one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.

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