Tenth of December (Hardback)
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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 Birnie sends round a memo to employees he thinks need some inspiration; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of DarkenfloxxT in some unusual drug trials; and in an auction of local celebrities Al Roosten hides his own internal monologue behind 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 sings with astonishing charm and intensity, and re-affirms Saunders as one of our greatest living storytellers.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408837344
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 26 mm

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This collection contains ten dazzling stories brimming with melancholy and poignancy. Saunders is a master storyteller - although if you have read any of his other work this shouldn’t come as a big surprise to you.... More

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