The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781594481529
  • 144 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • Adult

Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

In a profoundly strange country called Inner Horner, large enough for only one resident at a time, citizens waiting to enter the country fall under the rule of the power-hungry and tyrannical Phil, setting off a chain of injustice and mass hysteria.

An Animal Farm for the 21st century, this is an incendiary political satire of unprecedented imagination, spiky humor, and cautionary appreciation for the hysteric in everyone. Over six years in the writing, and brilliantly and beautifully packaged, this novella is Saunders’ first stand-alone, book-length work—and his first book for adults in five years.

 

Praise

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
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