NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST ac NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People ac The New York Times Magazine ac NPR ac Entertainment Weekly ac New York ac The Telegraph ac BuzzFeed ac Kirkus Reviews ac BookPage ac Shelf Awareness One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. In the taut opener, aVictory Lap, a a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act? In aHome, a a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned. And in the title story, a stunning meditation on imagination, memory, and loss, a middle-aged cancer patient walks into the woods to commit suicide, only to encounter a troubled young boy who, over the course of a fateful morning, gives the dying man a final chance to recall who he really is. A hapless, deluded owner of an antiques store; two mothers struggling to do the right thing; a teenage girl whose idealism is challenged by a brutal brush with reality; a man tormented by a series of pharmaceutical experiments that force him to lust, to love, to killathe unforgettable characters that populate the pages of Tenth of December are vividly and lovingly infused with Saundersas signature blend of exuberant prose, deep humanity, and stylistic innovation. Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human. Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, the stories in Tenth of Decemberathrough their manic energy, their focus on what is redeemable in human beings, and their generosity of spiritanot only entertain and delight; they fulfill Chekhovas dictum that art should aprepare us for tenderness.a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER aThe best book youall read this year.aaThe New York Times Magazine aA feat of inventiveness . . . This eclectic collection never ceases to delight with its at times absurd, surreal, and darkly humorous look at very serious subjects. . . . Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time.aaKhaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner aThe best short-story writer in Englishanot aone of, a not aarguably, a but the Best.aaMary Karr, Time aA visceral and moving act of storytelling . . . No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders about the lost, the unlucky, the disenfranchised.aaMichiko Kakutani, The New York Times aSaundersas startling, dreamlike stories leave you feeling newly awakened to the world.aaPeople aItas no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction.aaThe Wall Street Journal GEORGE SAUNDERS WAS NAMED ONE OF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD BY TIME MAGAZINE From the Hardcover edition.NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST ac NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People ac The New York Times Magazine ac NPR ac Entertainment Weekly ac New York ...
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|Publisher||:||Random House - 2013-01-08|