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The Resource The Mandibles : a family, 2029-2047, Lionel Shriver

The Mandibles : a family, 2029-2047, Lionel Shriver

Label
The Mandibles : a family, 2029-2047
Title
The Mandibles
Title remainder
a family, 2029-2047
Statement of responsibility
Lionel Shriver
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is 2029. The Mandibles have been counting on a sizable fortune filtering down when their 97-year-old patriarch dies. Yet America's soaring national debt has grown so enormous that it can never be repaid. Under siege from an upstart international currency, the dollar is in meltdown. A bloodless world war will wipe out the savings of millions of American families. Their inheritance turned to ash, each family member must contend with disappointment, but also -- as the effects of the downturn start to hit -- the challenge of sheer survival. Recently affluent Avery is petulant that she can't buy olive oil, while her sister Florence is forced to absorb strays into her increasingly cramped household. As their father Carter fumes at having to care for his demented stepmother now that a nursing home is too expensive, his sister Nollie, an expat author, returns from abroad at 73 to a country that's unrecognizable. Perhaps only Florence's oddball teenage son Willing, an economics autodidact, can save this formerly august American family from the streets. This is not science fiction. This is a frightening, fascinating, scabrously funny glimpse into the decline that may await the United States all too soon, from the pen of perhaps the most consistently perceptive and topical author of our times
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shriver, Lionel
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H742
LC item number
M36 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Financial crises
  • Families
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Domestic fiction
  • Humorous stories
Label
The Mandibles : a family, 2029-2047, Lionel Shriver
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
bl2016015988
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9780062328243
Lccn
bl2016015988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The Mandibles : a family, 2029-2047, Lionel Shriver
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
bl2016015988
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9780062328243
Lccn
bl2016015988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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