The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil by George Saunders
Reviewed by Margaret Luongo
"I like to tell my students that if they're going to write satire these days, they have to go way out there. In the aftermath of events such as Hurricane Katrina, how does a writer shock readers? In the face of real absurdities, what stories conjured from imagination could outrage people to the same degree that Swift outraged his readers with A Modest Proposal?" Read the entire Cincinnati Review review.