Pastoralia

by George Saunders

'Saunders is an astoundingly tuned voice - graceful, dark, authentic and funny - telling just the kind of stories we need to get us through these times' Thomas Pynchon In PASTORALIA elements of contemporary life are twisted, merged and amplified into a slightly skewed version of modern America. A couple live and work in a caveman theme-park, where speaking is an instantly punishable offence. A born loser attends a self-help seminar where he is encouraged to rid himself of all the people who are 'crapping in your oatmeal'. And a male exotic dancer and his family are terrorised by their decomposing aunt who visits them with a solemn message from beyond the grave. With an uncanny combination of deadpan naturalism and uproarious humour, George Saunders creates a world that is both indelibly original and yet hauntingly familiar

Pastoralia
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£9.98
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Estimated Standard Delivery: 2 to 7 business days.
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Type
book
Language
English
ISBN-13
9780747553861
ISBN-10
0747553866
Height
198 mm
Widht
129 mm
Weight
180 g
Publication Date
September 3, 2001
Format
Paperback / softback
Categories
Fiction & Related items, Modern & contemporary fiction, Short stories
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