My ProCrasstheNation “Author Love of the Day” goes out to George Saunders.
He’s someone I’ve become fond of exploring recently after some friends I dearly trust with peppering my reading sensibilities suggested him.
I now own two of his short story collections:
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline (1996) (short stories and a novella)
Pastoralia (2000) (short stories and a novella)
Each of these has its own merit, and will take you in new directions and towards an excitement of seeing a perspective that hasn’t been seen to date.
Give ol’ George a try, will ya! He teaches in the MFA Program up in Syracuse, and if I had my druthers, I’d like to sit a class or two that he teaches to pick up some of his writerly insights.