I wasn’t planning on posting today, but, any time I read the phrase “George Saunders has written a new…” I simply have to act. Saunders is one of my very favourite writers, and one of the few I once had to actively stop reading because every piece of writing I attempted was a pale imitation of his unique voice.
Now, thanks to the perenially well-informed The Millions, I have learned some important new Saunders news.
He has written, in O (The Oprah Magazine), a guide to the human condition, as explained to aliens, using short stories. It’s like a riddle wrapped in a dream shaken with a rainbow. Read it here, now.