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Liberation Day George Saunders

Liberation Day By George Saunders

Liberation Day by George Saunders

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Liberation Day Summary

Liberation Day: The new short story collection from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

The first short story collection in ten years from the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo MacArthur genius and Booker Prize-winner George Saunders returns with a collection of short stories that make sense of our increasingly troubled world, his first since the New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist Tenth of December The 'best short story writer in English' (Time) is back with a masterful collection that explores ideas of power, ethics, and justice, and cuts to the very heart of what it means to live in community with our fellow humans. With his trademark prose - wickedly funny, unsentimental, and perfectly tuned - Saunders continues to challenge and surprise: here is a collection of prismatic, deeply resonant stories that encompass joy and despair, oppression and revolution, bizarre fantasy and brutal reality. 'Love Letter' is a tender missive from grandfather to grandson, in the midst of a dystopian political situation in the not-too-distant future, that reminds us of our obligations to our ideals, ourselves, and each other. 'Ghoul' is set in a Hell-themed section of an underground amusement park in Colorado, and follows the exploits of a lonely, morally complex character named Brian, who comes to question everything he takes for granted about his 'reality.' In 'Mother's Day', two women who loved the same man come to an existential reckoning in the middle of a hailstorm. And in 'Elliott Spencer', our eighty-nine-year-old protagonist finds himself brainwashed - his memory 'scraped' - a victim of a scheme in which poor, vulnerable people are reprogrammed and deployed as political protesters. Together, these nine subversive, profound, and essential stories coalesce into a case for viewing the world with the same generosity and clear-eyed attention as Saunders does, even in the most absurd of circumstances.

Liberation Day Reviews

The world's best short story writer ... Liberation Day is great art * DAILY TELEGRAPH *
Virtuosic ... The nine stories in Liberation Day are by turn exhilarating, sad, mind-bendingly bizarre and wickedly funny ... Perfect * SUNDAY TIMES *
An exquisite work from a writer whose reach is galactic * OPRAH QUARTERLY *
Masterful * I PAPER *
So good it makes you wonder why anyone else bothers * VOGUE *
Saunders' words smell like Hunter S. Thompson, Stephen King, Raymond Carver and David Lynch sharing a spliff in Joni Mitchell's parking lot * THE WORD FACTORY *
A morally passionate, serious writer ... He will be read long after these times have passed -- ZADIE SMITH
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

About George Saunders

George Saunders is the author of twelve 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.

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Liberation Day: The new short story collection from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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