Tenth Of December

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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 Biinie sends round a memo to employees he thinks need some inspiration; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of Darkenfloxx in some unusual drug trials; and in an auction of local celebrities AI Roosten hides his own internal monologue hehind 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 signs with astonishing charm and intensity, and re-affirms Saunders as one of our greatest living storytellers. About The Author: At one point a geophysical engineer, MacArthur Fellowhip winner George Saunders is an acclaimed writer of short stories, essays, novellas and childrens books. His work included the story collections CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Hemingway Award, Pastroalia and In Prsuasion Nation, one of only three finalists for The Story Prize in 2006. He has also won prizes for his bestselling childrens book. The very Persistent Gappers of Frip, has written a book of essays entitled The Braidead Megaphone and his most recent collection, Temth of December, is a New York Times bestseller. He currently teaches Creative Writing at Syracuse University, New York and writes regularly for GQ, harper;s and The New Yorker, who in 2002 named him one of the Best writers Under 40. He lives in New York with his family.


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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 Biinie sends round a memo to employees he thinks need some inspiration; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of Darkenfloxx in some unusual drug trials; and in an auction of local celebrities AI Roosten hides his own internal monologue hehind 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 signs with astonishing charm and intensity, and re-affirms Saunders as one of our greatest living storytellers. About The Author: At one point a geophysical engineer, MacArthur Fellowhip winner George Saunders is an acclaimed writer of short stories, essays, novellas and childrens books. His work included the story collections CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Hemingway Award, Pastroalia and In Prsuasion Nation, one of only three finalists for The Story Prize in 2006. He has also won prizes for his bestselling childrens book. The very Persistent Gappers of Frip, has written a book of essays entitled The Braidead Megaphone and his most recent collection, Temth of December, is a New York Times bestseller. He currently teaches Creative Writing at Syracuse University, New York and writes regularly for GQ, harper;s and The New Yorker, who in 2002 named him one of the Best writers Under 40. He lives in New York with his family.
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Title Tenth Of December Height 21.4
George Saunders Width 13.4
ISBN-13 9781408846667 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #1408846667 Spine Width
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic Pages 288
Edition 2010 Availability In Stock

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