In Persuasion Nation
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|April 20, 2006|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
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)
Awards, Honors and Other Appearances
- "The Red Bow" won the 2004 National Magazine Award for Fiction. It was also a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award. It was also reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow, Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link.
- "Bohemians" appeared in the 2005 Best American Short Stories.
- "My Flamboyant Grandson" was nominated for the 2003 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.
- "93990" was reprinted in The Secret History of Science Fiction, edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel.
- "Jon" was reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of 2003, edited by Karen Haber and Jonathan Strahan.
- "CommComm" won the World Fantasy Award for short story, and was reprinted in Fantasy: The Best of the Year: 2006, edited by Rich Horton.