Monday, August 09, 2004

CivilWarLand: stories and a novella by George Saunders
Like his book Pastoralia, this is a collection of twisted stories, many set in failing, fantastical theme parks. These stories feature a boneless girl, a raccoon disposal company, and a bevy of ghosts. Death and job insecurity run throughout--and left me wondering which is worse.

Also see the author's brillant apparently off-the-cuff comments in an interview in the March 2004 Believer (not online). Also good are a New Yorker interview and The Atlantic (who used to have their interview online for free and then took it off, so I linked to the Google cache).


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