In Persuasion Nation

In Persuasion Nation

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Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of short satirical works by the author of Pastoralia and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline includes the award-winning "The Red Bow," in which a town is consumed by pet-killing hysteria, and "Bohemians," in which two supposed Eastern European widows attempt to fit into suburban USA. 25,000 first printing.

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Contains a collection of short satirical works, including "The Red Bow," in which a town is consumed by pet-killing hysteria, and "Bohemians," in which two Eastern European widows attempt to fit into suburban America.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781594489228
159448922X
Branch Call Number: FICTION SAUNDERS
FICTION SAUNDERS
Characteristics: 228 p. ; 22 cm

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ANTHONYZEDAN
May 06, 2018

a surreal collection of futurist short stories chronicling the horrors that the near future could bring thanks to the absurdities of corporate, consumer and commodity culture. These stories stand, not only as a warning of the Post-Modern hell we have created, but also the dehumanizing and enslaving effect of the technology we put up with that forever promises to make our lives better. These stories read like a Terry Gilliam film or episodes of Black Mirror. George Saunders seems to be channeling a bit of Kurt Vonnegut and Philip K. Dick but with a power and command of the language that is uniquely his own. What makes these short stories truly chilling is that these absurdities of existence seem somehow possible in the near future.

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