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Basket of Deplorables Audiobook

Basket of Deplorables

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Publisher's Summary

Critics hailed Tom Rachman's smash debut and New York Times best seller, The Imperfectionists, as "spectacular" (New York Times), "superb" (The Plain Dealer), and "magnificent" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). Reviews for his second novel, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, were no less rapturous, with the New York Times calling it "ingenious".

Now, in the shadows of a seismic shift in American politics, comes his timely and hilarious new work. Basket of Deplorables takes an incisive and satirical look at the United States in the era of Trump data breaches, liberal self-righteousness, red-hat rancor, Starbucks macchiatos, Ultimate Fighting factories, and Internet sinkholes.

Written for Audible and featuring a shifting array of disparate voices, the five intricately linked stories take listeners from an Election Night party in Manhattan to a funeral populated by fake mourners in Lansing, Michigan, to an online date in an era when every email platform in the world has been hacked and, ultimately, to a reality where the impossible, the unthinkable, becomes all too real.

In Basket of Deplorables, Rachman has created an urgent and deeply satisfying work that will continue to cement his place among the great literary stylists and cultural observers of our time.

©2017 Tom Rachman (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    "Forever a Rachman fan!"

    This was a treat -- a perfect batch of stories. Hilarious and incisive and everything that fiction does best. It's the only intelligent way to process the political climate now while laughing.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Colleen Crouch
    26/06/17
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    "Very Random"

    I just felt that this book was random and I wasn't so sure what the point was.

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  • Jolae
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    25/05/17
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    "Bait and switch"

    Do not waste a credit.
    This is not what the title implies it is a jumble of disconnected short stories . I want my credit back.

    4 of 21 people found this review helpful

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