Civilwarland In Bad Decline

Civilwarland In Bad Decline

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A collection of six stories and a novella, CIVILWARLAND IN BAD DECLINE introduces an astonishing new voice in American fiction. George Saunders' vision of America's near future is as black and funny as you can get. He takes us on a trip to the shopping malls and theme parks and enviromental hazards that lie just around the chronological corner, introducing us to gang of misfits and losers struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world. Saunders' dialogue is superb, his plots marvellously bizarre: he is an original and uniquely American voice destined to become one of the most important literary discoveries of his generation.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 13mm | 170g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099595818
  • 9780099595816
  • 115,912

About George Saunders

George Saunders works as a geo-physical engineer in Rochester, N.Y. He has explored for oil in Sumatra, played guitar in a Texas bar band, and worked in a slaughterhouse. He lives in Rochester with his wife and children.show more

Review quote

"One of the few living masters of the [short story] genre" Daily Telegraph "Surreal and puncturing" -- Margaret Atwood "There is no author I recommend to people more often - for ten years I've urged George Saunders onto everyone and everyone." -- Dave Eggers "[A] brilliant collection of short stories" -- Philip Hensher Mail on Sunday "Strangely moving, hilariously unsettling, and unlike anything else you'll read this year" Esquireshow more

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"Strangely moving, hilariously unsettling, and unlike anything else you'll read this year"show more

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3 14% (1,774)
2 3% (337)
1 1% (89)
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