George Saunders: The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

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book.jpgThe Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil (Riverhead)

 

The author of The Very Persistent Gappers of Fripp

decided he'd try to write another satire-fantasy. How does George Saunders handle subjects like tribal warfare and ethnic cleansing and still maintain the lightness that fantasy requires?

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Michael Silverblatt