Sorry Please Thank YouBook - 2012
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.
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.
Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of stories featuring a retail employee who is confronted by a zombie, a computer warrior who leads his fighter band across a virtual landscape, and a company that outsources grief.
The award-winning author of Third Class Superhero presents a collection of stories that features such protagonists as a retail employee who is confronted by a zombie, a computer warrior who leads his fighter band across a virtual landscape and a company that outsources grief. 30,000 first printing.
From Library Staff
PimaLib_RoseK Mar 22, 2017
With an extremely creative writing style, Charles Yu transports us in to futuristic world where all is not as it seems. For a glimpse into what it means to be human in the post-apocalyptic era...