George Saunders - Tenth of December

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TitleTenth of December
Rating (Rating: 3.95 - 37286 votes)
FormatEbook
Published03-01-2013
ISBN review0812993802
ISBN13 review9780812993806'
Total page272 pages
WriterGeorge Saunders
Description
A new story collection, the first in six years, from one of our greatest living writers, MacArthur "genius grant" recipient and New Yorker contributor George Saunders.

George Saunders is back with a deeply felt collection that takes his literary powers to a new level. In a recent interview, when asked how he saw the role of the writer, Saunders said: "To me, the writer's main job is to make the story unscroll in such a way that the reader is snared-she's right there, seeing things happen and caring about them. And if you dedicate yourself to this job, the meanings more or less take care of themselves."

The title story is a moving account of the intersection, at a frozen lake in the woods, of a young misfit and a middle-aged cancer patient who goes there to commit suicide, only to end up saving the boy's life.

"Home" is the often funny, often poignant account of a soldier returning from the war.

"Victory Lap" is a taut, inventive story about the attempted abduction of a teenage girl.

In all, Tenth of December is George Saunders at his absolute best, a collection of stories and characters that add up to something deep, irreducible, and uniquely American.
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