The short stories by the highly regarded American writer George Saunders deal with people, and especially working-class people, who live on the farthest margins of society. His works differ from more traditional literature, however. Clearly influenced by the issue of class as embodied in the cultural turn, he explores in detail the problem of how class should be represented in contemporary American society (Rando 2012: 437). Take the introduction to his short story ‘Sea Oak’. We are immediately closeted with the narrator at the Joysticks nightclub, where he has a job as a semi-naked waiter, serving food to wealthy upper-class women in an aircraft-inspired setting.