CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
The influential and celebrated first collection from a master of the short story, with a new author’s note and an introduction by Joshua Ferris.
Since it was first published in 1996, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline has been the standard-bearer for contemporary short story writers. Written in Saunders’s trademark style, the six stories and one novella in this collection have inspired a generation of writers, and continue to test the limits of the form.
The new paperback edition includes an INTRODUCTION FROM JOSHUA FERRIS that details the influence this collection continues to have on his writing, and an INTIMATE NEW AUTHOR’S NOTE in which Saunders reflects on the evolution of his style, leading up to this collection, and since the book has been published.