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The Mandibles: A Family, 2029–2047

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ISBN 10 : 9780007560769
Pages : 528 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0062560379
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book The Mandibles PDF or another Format written by Lionel Shriver and published by Harper. This book was released on 2016-06-21 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With dry wit and psychological acuity, this near-future novel explores the aftershocks of an economically devastating U.S. sovereign debt default on four generations of a once-prosperous American family. Down-to-earth and perfectly realistic in scale, this is not an over-the-top Blade Runner tale. It is not science fiction. In 2029, the United States is engaged in a bloodless world war that will wipe out the savings of millions of American families. Overnight, on the international currency exchange, the “almighty dollar” plummets in value, to be replaced by a new global currency, the “bancor.” In retaliation, the president declares that America will default on its loans. “Deadbeat Nation” being unable to borrow, the government prints money to cover its bills. What little remains to savers is rapidly eaten away by runaway inflation. The Mandibles have been counting on a sizable fortune filtering down when their ninety-seven-year-old patriarch dies. Once the inheritance turns to ash, each family member must contend with disappointment, but also—as the U.S. economy spirals into dysfunction—the challenge of sheer survival. Recently affluent, Avery is petulant that she can’t buy olive oil, while her sister, Florence, absorbs strays into her cramped household. An expat author, their aunt, Nollie, returns from abroad at seventy-three to a country that’s unrecognizable. Her brother, Carter, fumes at caring for their demented stepmother, now that an assisted living facility isn’t affordable. Only Florence’s oddball teenage son, Willing, an economics autodidact, will save this formerly august American family from the streets. The Mandibles is about money. Thus it is necessarily about bitterness, rivalry, and selfishness—but also about surreal generosity, sacrifice, and transformative adaptation to changing circumstances.


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We Need to Talk About Kevin

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ISBN 10 : 9781582438870
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book We Need to Talk About Kevin PDF or another Format written by Lionel Shriver and published by Catapult. This book was released on 2011-05-01 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The inspiration for the film starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, this resonant story of a mother’s unsettling quest to understand her teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link between them remains terrifyingly prescient. Eva never really wanted to be a mother. And certainly not the mother of a boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much–adored teacher in a school shooting two days before his sixteenth birthday. Neither nature nor nurture exclusively shapes a child's character. But Eva was always uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood. Did her internalized dislike for her own son shape him into the killer he’s become? How much is her fault? Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with Kevin’s horrific rampage, all in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. A piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as “impossible to put down,” is a stunning examination of how tragedy affects a town, a marriage, and a family.


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A Perfectly Good Family

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Publisher : Borough Press
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ISBN 10 : 0007578024
Pages : 416 pages
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Checker and the Derailleurs

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Publisher : Penguin Group USA
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015015502423
Pages : 319 pages
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ISBN 10 : 000845860X
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ISBN 10 : 0007564015
Pages : 512 pages
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Download or read book The Female of the Species PDF or another Format written by Lionel Shriver and published by Borough Press. This book was released on 2014-08-28 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Still unattached and childless at 59, world-renowned anthropologist Gray Kaiser is seemingly invincible - and untouchable. Returning to make a documentary at the site of her first great triumph in Kenya, she is accompanied by her faithful middle-aged assistant, Errol McEchern, who has loved her for years in silence. When sexy young graduate assistant Raphael Sarasola arrives on the scene, Gray is captivated and falls hopelessly in love - before an amazed and injured Errol's eyes. As he follows the progress of their affair with jealous fascination, Errol watches helplessly from the sidelines as a proud and fierce woman is reduced to miserable dependence through subtle, cruel, and calculating manipulation.


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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015040572342
Pages : 317 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0007578067
Pages : 544 pages
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Game Control

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ISBN 10 : 0007578016
Pages : 384 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0007271107
Pages : 404 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0008265259
Pages : 317 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0007560818
Pages : 368 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0007578032
Pages : 608 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781506438504
Pages : 216 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0007459912
Pages : 400 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781393922605
Pages : 310 pages
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Download or read book Hatred PDF or another Format written by M J Dees and published by M J Dees. This book was released on 2021-06-20 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A terrorist attack on Parliament plunges the country on to a destructive path. Jim just wants his discharge from the Army and return to his life in academia. He returns from military service to find a country in chaos and a new regime bent on blaming everything on citizens with foreign heritage like him and his wife, Annabel. She just wants to practise her music and live in a house in the country but with no-one lending to those with foreign heritage, the chance of building on the land they bought is impossible and it is confiscated by the new regime. When they are evicted they find themselves and their daughter in a struggle for survival. Can they survive long enough to witness the end of the regime or will they become victims of hatred? Hatred is the first book in M J Dees' new dystopian series, Collapse. "Excellent story, gritty & really gets you thinking." Sam Stokes, Beta reader. "... vision of the brutality of the regime and its obvious flaws and failings and the desperate ever-increasing hardline initiatives to uphold it, are all very believable if chilling. I certainly won't forget it in a hurry, a thoroughly thought-provoking read which I have really enjoyed." Beta reader. "It felt as though the book was based on what is going on here in the states and what might be in store for us down the road." Peggy Coppolo, Beta reader. "Was totally drawn into the plot/characters and love your descriptive narrative. As I have been reading, it has been playing as a film in my imagination. A testament to such good writing." Miss A D Morrey, Beta reader