The Great Frustration: Stories


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Channeling Steven Millhauser by way of George Saunders, "The Great Frustration" is a sparkling debut, equal parts fable and wry satire. Seth Fried balances the dark--a town besieged, a yearly massacre, the harem of a pathological king--with moments of sweet optimism--researchers unexpectedly inspired by discovery, the triumph of a doomed monkey, the big implications found in a series of tiny creatures. In "Loeka Discovered," a buzz flows throughout a lab when scientists unearth a perfectly preserved prehistoric man who ...

The Great Frustration: Stories 2011, Soft Skull Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9781593764166

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