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Raised in Captivity

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Raised in Captivity by Chuck Klosterman
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Jul 16, 2019 | 320 Pages
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“Extends [Klosterman’s] trademark curiosity and whirring intelligence to the realm of fiction. . . . The effect of these almost scrollable-length stories is at once familiar and uncanny. It feels like a replication of the fractured way we are forced, in the age of technology, to mediate reality and attempt to understand the world around us.” —TIME
 
“A cluster of surreal short stories, with subjects including but not limited to: a mountain lion in an airplane bathroom, a man who ponders a procedure that would allow him to experience his wife’s childbirth pain for her, and a classified operation assessing why coin clips no longer have 50/50 odds. Bizarre? Yes. Entertaining? Absolutely.” —Men’s Health

“A multitude of clever scenarios. . . . In these 34 stories, most featuring a hilarious denouement, [Klosterman] takes on racism, diets, cults, white privilege, and life with Trump as president. . . . No matter the topic, Klosterman’s gimlet eye and trenchant prose bedazzle.” —Publishers Weekly

“Klosterman, one the most distinctive contemporary writers of nonfiction and fiction, presents a collection of very short stories . . . a delightful grab-bag of ideas, characters, and fantastical plots, all in prose that jumps off the page. . . . [T]hese vignettes, often with Twilight Zone- or Black Mirror-like premises, are both profoundly weird and weirdly profound. . . . [RAISED IN CAPTIVITY] is moving, funny, and ceaselessly entertaining.” —Booklist 

“Acidly funny. . . . Armed with everything from existential crises to a robot dinosaur, there’s really something for everyone in this crisp collection of imaginative snippets. A colorful, somewhat wicked collection of stories that are touching as often as they are laugh-out-loud funny.” —Kirkus Reviews 

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