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Tenth of December - Stories

George Saunders

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • The New York Times Magazine • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • New York • The Telegraph • BuzzFeed • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • Shelf Awareness One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. In the taut opener, "Victory Lap," a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act? In "Home," a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned. And in the title story, a stunning meditation on imagination, memory, and loss, a middle-aged cancer patient walks into the woods to commit suicide, only to encounter a troubled young boy who, over the course of a fateful morning, gives the dying man a final chance to recall who he really is. A hapless, deluded owner of an antiques store; two mothers struggling to do the right thing; a teenage girl whose idealism is challenged by a brutal brush with reality; a man tormented by a series of pharmaceutical experiments that force him to lust, to love, to kill-the unforgettable characters that populate the pages of Tenth of December are vividly and lovingly infused with Saunders's signature blend of exuberant prose, deep humanity, and stylistic innovation. Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human. Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, the stories in Tenth of Dec

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • The New York Times Magazine • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • New York • The Telegraph • BuzzFeed • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • Shelf Awareness One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. In the taut opener, "Victory Lap," a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act? In "Home," a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned. And in the title story, a stunning meditation on imagination, memory, and loss, a middle-aged cancer patient walks into the woods to commit suicide, only to encounter a troubled young boy who, over the course of a fateful morning, gives the dying man a final chance to recall who he really is. A hapless, deluded owner of an antiques store; two mothers struggling to do the right thing; a teenage girl whose idealism is challenged by a brutal brush with reality; a man tormented by a series of pharmaceutical experiments that force him to lust, to love, to kill-the unforgettable characters that populate the pages of Tenth of December are vividly and lovingly infused with Saunders's signature blend of exuberant prose, deep humanity, and stylistic innovation. Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human. Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, the stories in Tenth of Dec
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • The New York Times Magazine • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • New York • The Telegraph • BuzzFeed • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • Shelf Awareness One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. In the taut opener, "Victory Lap," a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act? In "Home," a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned. And in the title story, a stunning meditation on imagination, memory, and loss, a middle-aged cancer patient walks into the woods to commit suicide, only to encounter a troubled young boy who, over the course of a fateful morning, gives the dying man a final chance to recall who he really is. A hapless, deluded owner of an antiques store; two mothers struggling to do the right thing; a teenage girl whose idealism is challenged by a brutal brush with reality; a man tormented by a series of pharmaceutical experiments that force him to lust, to love, to kill-the unforgettable characters that populate the pages of Tenth of December are vividly and lovingly infused with Saunders's signature blend of exuberant prose, deep humanity, and stylistic innovation. Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human. Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, the stories in Tenth of Dec

Language:

English

Length:

5h 41m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:08


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:34


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:39


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:10


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:36


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:30


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:33


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:48


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:39


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:30


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:57


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:05


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:36


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:10


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:32


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:11


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:01


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:43


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:32


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

00:20