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Oct 18, 2022 | ISBN 9780525509592

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Praise for Liberation Day

“One of our most inventive purveyors of the form returns with pitch-perfect, genre-bending stories that stare into the abyss of our national character . . . An exquisite work from a writer whose reach is galactic.”Oprah Daily

“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.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
 
“Saunders’s vision of diabolically intrusive tyranny undermining democracy possesses the keen absurdity of Kurt Vonnegut, while his more subtle stories align with the gothic edge of Shirley Jackson. . . . Each of these flawless fables inspires reflection on the fragility of freedom and the valor of the human spirit.”Booklist (starred review)

 

Praise for George Saunders

“No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders about the lost, the unlucky, the disenfranchised.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“A true artist charting hidden creative territory.”—Colson Whitehead, The New York Times

“Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time.”—Khaled Hosseini

“One of the most gifted, wickedly entertaining story writers around.”—New York Times Book Review

“Subversive, hilarious, and emotionally piercing: Few writers can encompass that range of adjectives, but Saunders is a true original—restlessly inventive, yet deeply humane.”—Jennifer Egan

“The best short-story writer in English—not ‘one of,’ not ‘arguably,’ but the Best.”—Mary Karr, Time

“Saunders is a gentle giant in American letters whose fiction frequently champions the downtrodden and satirizes a society rife with economic inequality.”The Wall Street Journal

“Nothing has been read its last rites more frequently than the American short story. George Saunders proves, yet again, to be the form’s one-man defibrillator.”Harper’s Magazine

“A master of contemporary fiction.”Kirkus Reviews

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