"Pastoralia" is a collection of six short stories, each delving into the world of weird, dystopian future and highlighting the author's satirical and surreal take on modern life. The stories are set in bizarre environments and situations, such as a couple working as cavemen in a theme park, a male stripper trying to help his mentally ill sister, and a corporate drone receiving cryptic messages from his boss. The characters in these stories struggle with their personal problems while navigating through the absurdity of their surroundings, showcasing the author's unique blend of humor, empathy, and social commentary.
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- 5th on The Millions: The Best Fiction of the Millennium (The Millions)
- 63rd on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
- The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)