Tenth of December
by Saunders, George | Fiction & related items
Paperback | 288 pages
**ESCAPE FROM SPIDERHEAD NOW STREAMING ON NETFLIX – STARRING CHRIS HEMSWORTH AND MILES TELLER**The prize-winning, New York Times bestselling short story collection from the internationally bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo’The best book you’ll read this year’ New York Times’Dazzlingly surreal stories about a failing America’ Sunday Times
WINNER OF THE 2014 FOLIO PRIZE AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2013
George Saunders’s most wryly hilarious and disturbing collection yet, 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; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of Darkenfloxx(TM) in some unusual drug trials; and Al Roosten hides his own internal monologue behind a winning smile that he hopes will make him popular.
With dark visions of the future riffing against ghosts of the past and the ever-settling present, this collection sings with astonishing charm and intensity.