Dec 5, 2015
A Cappella Books
208 Haralson Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
George Saunders has been called “the writer for our time” by THE NEW YORK TIMES. David Foster Wallace called him “the most exciting writer in America.” Mary Karr said, powerfully, “I think he’s the best short-story writer in English alive.” Saunders had been steadily publishing for years when, with the publication of his latest bestselling story collection, Tenth of December, he finally reached the last of the audience who had not heard ofhim. He’s a MacArthur “genius grant” recipient, a creative writing teacher, and a writer who continues to expand the bounds of fiction to explore what it means to live, work, and love in our time. His latest book out is a re-issue of an earlier work, a children’s book called THE VERY PERSISTENT GAPPERS OF FRIP. Featuring fifty-two haunting and hilarious illustrations by Lane Smith and a brilliant story by Saunders that explores universal themes of community and kindness, this splendid new edition is a modern fable for all ages.
“No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders.” —Michiko Kakutani, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“In a perfect world, every child would own a copy of this profound, funny fable. …Every adult would own a copy too, and would marvel at how this smart, subversive little book is even deeper and more hilarious than any child could know.” —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
If you are unable to attend this event, but would still like a signed copy of the 2015 re-issue of THE VERY PERSISTENT GAPPERS OF FRIP, please click the link below.
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public