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Why Visit America: Stories by Matthew Baker (hardback)


Author: Matthew Baker

Welcome, dear visitor, to a proud and storied nation. When you put down this guidebook, look around you. A nation isn't land. A nation is people.

Equal parts speculative and satirical, the stories in Matthew Baker's collection portray a world within touching distance of our own. This is an America riven by dilemmas confronting so many of us, turned on its head by one of the most innovative voices of the moment.

Read together, these parallel-universe stories create a composite portrait of our true nature and a dark reflection of the world we live in.

'Matthew Baker is the rarest of writers, one who can turn complex, high-concept stories into sublime character-driven psalms. His work is both highly original and refreshingly human' - Noah Hawley, creator of Fargo

'Baker's writing is taut yet lyrical, and brims with sensitivity towards the pitfalls of human experience' - The Rumpus

'How does he do it? Matthew Baker's mind is an oyster producing pearl after pearl. Each story in Why Visit America offers an eerie and unsettling vision of our possible future while remaining emotionally truthful, and, as always, incredibly damn fun' - Kelly Luce, author of Pull Me Under

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 
Number of pages: 368 
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm