persistentgappersMonday, December 7, 7:00 pm
Kagin Commons at Macalester College
21 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul, MN

Book sales provided by Common Good Books

To close out our 20th Anniversary, Rain Taxi proudly presents a special evening with a special author George Saunders celebrating the new edition of his illustrated classic, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

In its second issue almost 20 years ago, Rain Taxi reviewed George Saunders’s first book, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline. Since then, Saunders has continued to amaze us and the world with his pitch-perfect prose. Join us for the final event of our 20th Year as we celebrate the work of one of our favorite authors.

Online ticket sales for this event are now concluded. Advance tickets may still be available from Common Good Books, otherwise this reading is sold out. Saunders's books will be available for purchase, and there will be a book signing after the presentation.

Join us for an event to remember. We hope to see you there!


"No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders." —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time." —Khaled Hosseini

"George Saunders is a complete original…. There is no one better, no one more essential to our national sense of self and sanity." —Dave Eggers

"Few people cut as hard or deep as Saunders does." —Junot Diaz

"Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny." —Zadie Smith