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One of the most blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story—and Tenth of December just could be his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. Writing about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, MacArthur and Guggenheim fellow Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience—and with this fourth book of stories, raves The New York Times Magazine, Saunders “has written the best book you’ll read this year.” His stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into questions of what makes us good and what makes us human. By turns unsettling and hilarious, Saunders entertains, delights, and embodies Chekhov’s famous dictum that art should “prepare us for tenderness.” Presented as part of the Town Hall Arts & Culture series with University Book Store.
Read a New Yorker interview with Saunders on Tenth of December.