In Persuasion Nation

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In Persuasion Nation
US release cover
AuthorGeorge Saunders
CountryUnited States
PublisherRiverhead Books
Publication date
April 20, 2006
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages240 p.

In Persuasion Nation is short story writer George Saunders’s third full length short story collection. Composed of 11 stories originally published between 1999 and 2005, the collection incorporates elements of satire and science fiction and deals with themes of discontent in turn-of-the-millennium America. The collection has stories that appeared in different forms in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and McSweeney's. As a whole, the collection was a finalist for the 2006 Story Prize.[1]


Story Originally published in Year
"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" -- Original title: "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
"The Barber's Unhappiness" The New Yorker 2004
"CommComm" The New Yorker 2005

Awards, Honors and Other Appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2015-06-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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