In Persuasion Nation

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In Persuasion Nation
US release cover
Author George Saunders
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Riverhead Books
Publication date
April 20, 2006
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 240 p.
ISBN 1-59448-922-X

In Persuasion Nation is short story writer George Saunders’s third full length short story collection; it is 240 pages long. The collection has many stories that appeared in different forms in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and McSweeney's. The collection as a whole was a finalist for The Story Prize in 2007.


  • "I CAN SPEAK!TM" (The New Yorker, 1999)
  • "My Flamboyant Grandson" (The New Yorker, 2002)
  • "Jon" (The New Yorker, 2003)
  • "My Amendment" (The New Yorker, 2004)
  • "The Red Bow" (Esquire, 2003)
  • "Christmas" (Originally published as "Chicago Christmas, 1984," The New Yorker, 2003)
  • "Adams" (The New Yorker, 2004)
  • "93990" (Originally published as Part IV of "Four Institutional Monologues," McSweeney's, 2000)
  • "Brad Carrigan, American" (Harper's, 2005)
  • "In Persuasion Nation" (Harper's, 2005)
  • "Bohemians" (The New Yorker, 2004)
  • "CommComm" (The New Yorker, 2005)

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