The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

Author(s): George Saunders

Fiction

An utterly different kind of novel from the beloved author of "Pastoralia" and "CivilWarLand in Bad Decline."

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Praise for George Saunders: "An astoundingly tuned voice--graceful, dark, aunthentic, and funny--telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."--Thomas Pynchon "Mr. Saunders writes like the illegitamate offspring of Nathanael West and Kurt Vonnegut. His satiric vision of America is dark and demented; it is also ferocious and very funny."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "A master of distilling the disorders of our time into fiction."--Salon.com Praise for George Saunders: "An astoundingly tuned voice--graceful, dark, aunthentic, and funny--telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."--Thomas Pynchon "Mr. Saunders writes like the illegitamate offspring of Nathanael West and Kurt Vonnegut. His satiric vision of America is dark and demented; it is also ferocious and very funny."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "A master of distilling the disorders of our time into fiction."--Salon.com Praise for George Saunders: "An astoundingly tuned voice--graceful, dark, aunthentic, and funny--telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."--Thomas Pynchon "Mr. Saunders writes like the illegitamate offspring of Nathanael West and Kurt Vonnegut. His satiric vision of America is dark and demented; it is also ferocious and very funny."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" "A master of distilling the disorders of our time into fiction."--Salon.com Praise for George Saunders: "An astoundingly tuned voice--graceful, dark, aunthentic, and funny--telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."--Thomas Pynchon "Mr. Saunders writes like the illegitamate offspring of Nathanael West and Kurt Vonnegut. His satiric vision of America is dark and demented; it is also ferocious and very funny."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" "A master of distilling the disorders of our time into fiction."--Salon.com

George Saunders is the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo; Tenth of December; In Persuasion Nation; The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil; Pastoralia; CivilWarLand in Bad Decline; The Braindead Megaphone; and a children's book, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. His work appears regularly in the New Yorker, Harper's and GQ. In 2006, he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant." In 2000, The New Yorker named him one of the "Best Writers Under 40." He is a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. He teaches at Syracuse University.

General Fields

  • : 9781594481529
  • : Riverhead Books
  • : Riverhead Books
  • : September 2005
  • : 180mm X 128mm X 9mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Illustrations, unspecified
  • : George Saunders
  • : Paperback
  • : FIC