Pastoralia

Pastoralia

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'Saunders is an astoundingly tuned voice - graceful, dark, authentic and funny - telling just the kind of stories we need to get us through these times' Thomas Pynchon In PASTORALIA elements of contemporary life are twisted, merged and amplified into a slightly skewed version of modern America. A couple live and work in a caveman theme-park, where speaking is an instantly punishable offence. A born loser attends a self-help seminar where he is encouraged to rid himself of all the people who are 'crapping in your oatmeal'. And a male exotic dancer and his family are terrorised by their decomposing aunt who visits them with a solemn message from beyond the grave. With an uncanny combination of deadpan naturalism and uproarious humour, George Saunders creates a world that is both indelibly original and yet hauntingly familiar
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 180g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New Edition
  • 0747553866
  • 9780747553861
  • 48,785

About George Saunders

George Saunders is the author of CIVILWARLAND IN BAD DECLINE, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and a NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book of the year. He teaches Creative Writing at Syracuse University.
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Review quote

'Saunders is an astoundingly tuned voice - graceful, dark, authentic and funny - telling just the kind of stories we need to get us through these times' Thomas Pynchon
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Rating details

13,927 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 38% (5,282)
4 41% (5,707)
3 17% (2,310)
2 3% (483)
1 1% (145)
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