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The Resource Sorry Please Thank You

Sorry Please Thank You

Label
Sorry Please Thank You
Title
Sorry Please Thank You
Statement of responsibility
Charles Yu
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author of the widely praised debut novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe returns with a hilarious, heartbreaking, and utterly original collection of short stories.Look for Charles Yu's new novel, Interior Chinatown, available in January. 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
Summary
Yu draws on pop culture and science to make incisive observations about society--and offer touching insight into the human condition. In two of Yu's remarkable stories, he focuses on a big-box-store night-shift employee with girl trouble and a company that outsources grief for profit
Storyline
Tone
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10130035
Cataloging source
DLC
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1976-
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Yu, Charles
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Science Fiction
  • Short Stories
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Sorry Please Thank You
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5f32a689-a137-412e-9685-d7f030452143
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307907189
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Sorry Please Thank You
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5f32a689-a137-412e-9685-d7f030452143
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307907189
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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