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The first short story collection in ten years from the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo

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George Saunders is the author of ten books, most recently the essay collection A Swim in a Pond in the Rain. His debut novel Lincoln in the Bardo won the 2017 Man Booker Prize and the Premio Rezzori prize. His collection Tenth of December was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the inaugural Folio Prize. He has received MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships and the PEN/Malamud Prize for excellence in the short story, and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2013, he was named one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University. georgesaundersbooks.com


A morally passionate, serious writer ... He will be read long after these times have passed -- ZADIE SMITH
An exquisite work from a writer whose reach is galactic * OPRAH QUARTERLY *
Saunders has revealed himself to be nothing less than an American Gogol: funny, pointed, full of nuance, and always writing with a moral heart. This, his first book of short fiction in nearly a decade, only cements the validity of such a point of view. The nine pieces here are smart and funny, speculative yet at the same time written on a human scale, narratives full of love and loss and longing and the necessity of trying to connect ... A tour de force collection that showcases all of Saunders' many skills * KIRKUS *
George Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time -- KHALED HOSSEINI
What warm, kindhearted and radical writing. Such delicacy, such serious wit. I love it -- MAX PORTER
He makes the all-but-impossible look effortless. We're lucky to have him -- JONATHAN FRANZEN
A luminous feat of generosity and humanism -- COLSON WHITEHEAD
Saunders is a true original - restlessly inventive, yet deeply humane -- JENNIFER EGAN
Funny, poignant - in flashes, deeply moving - light as a feather and consistently weird -- HARI KUNZRU

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