Sorry Please Thank You
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ISBN10: 0307948463 ISBN13: 9780307948465 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: May 7 2013 Pages: 222 Weight: 0.54lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
From the National Book Award-winning author of Interior Chinatown, comes a hilarious, heartbreaking, and utterly original collection of short stories.A big-box store employee is confronted by a zombie during the graveyard shift, a problem that pales in comparison to his inability to ask a coworker out on a date . . . A fighter leads his band of virtual warriors, thieves, and wizards across a deadly computer-generated landscape, but does he have what it takes to be a hero? . . . A company outsources grief for profit, its slogan: "Don't feel like having a bad day? Let someone else have it for you." Drawing from both pop culture and science, Charles Yu is a brilliant observer of contemporary society, and in Sorry Please Thank You he fills his stories with equal parts laugh-out-loud humor and piercing insight into the human condition. He has already garnered comparisons to such masters as Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams, and in this new collection we have resounding proof that he has arrived (via a wormhole in space-time) as a major new voice in American fiction.