In Persuasion Nation by George Saunders audiobook

In Persuasion Nation

By George Saunders
Read by George Saunders

Random House Audio
5.52 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    Available on 10/29/2019

    ISBN: 9780593147207

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned teenagers, and moral fables—all in this hilarious and heartbreaking collection from an author hailed as the heir to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon.   "The first thing you ought to know is that Saunders is the funniest writer in America... [But] Saunders's laughs are a cover, a diversion, beneath which reside some profoundly serious intentions regarding the morality of how we live and hte power of love and immanent death to transform us into vastly better creatures... I can't think of another writer who would try to do what Saunders is doing, or anything close to it. This is an important book."—The Nation "Saunders is a hilarious, wicked, and pitch-perfect satirist of our times, of course, but for a satirist he has a whole lot of heart."—Esquire This audiobook includes an original song by the author. “In Persuasion Nation” was written and performed by George Saunders, and recorded, mixed, and mastered by Peter Coleman at 365 Producer in Santa Cruz, California.

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Summary

Summary

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned teenagers, and moral fables—all in this hilarious and heartbreaking collection from an author hailed as the heir to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon.
 
"The first thing you ought to know is that Saunders is the funniest writer in America... [But] Saunders's laughs are a cover, a diversion, beneath which reside some profoundly serious intentions regarding the morality of how we live and hte power of love and immanent death to transform us into vastly better creatures... I can't think of another writer who would try to do what Saunders is doing, or anything close to it. This is an important book."—The Nation

"Saunders is a hilarious, wicked, and pitch-perfect satirist of our times, of course, but for a satirist he has a whole lot of heart."—Esquire

This audiobook includes an original song by the author.
“In Persuasion Nation” was written and performed by George Saunders, and recorded, mixed, and mastered by Peter Coleman at 365 Producer in Santa Cruz, California.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Pynchon-meets-Wonder Showzen. Entertainment Weekly
Ludicrously funny and outrageously prescient... Saunders's finest gift... is to construct a story of absurdist satire, then locate within it a moment of searing humanity. The Boston Globe
Insanely inventive... Stunningly effective... The surreal Saunders magic is working. New York Times Book Review
Leaves you startled and hushed, grateful to be alive and to be reading. Associated Press
Back when Philip K. Dick asked, 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' who could have imagined that George Saunders would answer?... Saunders's caustic wit, imaginative flair, and the ping-pong speed of his dialogue are on full display here. Los Angeles Times

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Author

Author Bio: George Saunders

Author Bio: George Saunders

George Saunders is the New York Times bestselling author of several books as well as the story collections Pastoralia and Tenth of December, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2006 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2013 he was awarded the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and was included in Time’s list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 5.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English