Tenth of December

Tenth of December
George Saunders

There are few short story writers today as drawn to experiment as George Saunders, and even fewer whose experiments consistently produce such fascinating results. In his latest collection he shows he still knows how to keep the formal and stylistic tension tight, giving an extra turn or two to meaning’s press and screw while inventing a series of ingenious voices – and occasionally shifting among them within a single story. An excellent book full of contemporary (and post-contemporary) stories about the kinds of conflicts, personal and political, tossed up by timeless human frailties and passions.