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Tenth of December : stories

Author: George Saunders
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of stories which includes "Home," a wryly whimsical account of a soldier's return from war; "Victory lap," a tale about an inventive abduction attempt; and the title story, in which a suicidal cancer patient saves the life of a young misfit.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Saunders
ISBN: 9780812993806 0812993802 9780812993813 0812993810 9781408837344 140883734X
OCLC Number: 785558855
Awards: Winner of Folio Prize 2014
Description: 251 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Victory lap --
Sticks --
Puppy --
Escape from Spiderhead --
Exhortation --
Al Roosten --
The semplica girl diaries --
Home --
My chivalric fiasco --
Tenth of December.
Responsibility: George Saunders.

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Instantly astounding and enduringly haunting, one of America's greatest writers gives us his most dazzling short story collection yet  Read more...
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A joyous, mad, brilliant, laugh-out-loud box of tricks from one of America's most daring writers. Delicious, delicious, delicious. I could read Saunders forever * Liz Jensen * Not since Twain has Read more...

 
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Saunders is brilliant, as always

by kmcdouall (WorldCat user published 2013-07-15) Excellent Permalink

Saunders rises to his usual level of genius with the best of these stories, though the collection is watered down with several weak entries.  Still, he's at his best with "The Semplica Girl Diaries," a deeply disturbing banality-of-evil parody that addresses status insecurity, class divisions,...
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