CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

Stories and A Novella

Paperback - 1997
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From the  New York Times  bestselling author of  Tenth of December , a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction, and the novel  Lincoln in the Bardo .

A New York Times Notable Book

Six short stories and a novella. Set in a dystopian near-future in which America has become little more than a theme park in terminal disrepair, they constitute a searching and bitterly humorous commentary on the current state of the American Dream.

Funny, sad, bleak, weird, toxic - the future of America as the Free Market runs rampant,the environment skids into disarray, and civilization dissolves into surreal chaos. These wacky, brilliant, hilarious and entirely original stories cue us in on George Saunder's skewed vision of the legacy we are creating. Against the backdrop of our devolvement, our own worst tendencies and greatest virtues are weirdly illuminated.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 1997
Edition: 1st Riverhead trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9781573225793
Branch Call Number: FIC SAU
Characteristics: 179 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Civil War land in bad decline


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