The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047

The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047

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THE BRILLIANT NEW NOVEL FROM THE ORANGE PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN.

'Distinctly chilling' Independent

'Unsettling as it is entertaining' Financial Times

'It's scaring the hell out of me' Tracy Chevalier

In this eerily prophetic novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, a once-wealthy family faces the prospect of ruin. This apocalypse is financial - the dollar is in meltdown, America's national debt far beyond repayment.

It is 2029.

The Mandibles have been counting on a sizable fortune filtering down when their 97-year-old patriarch dies, but now their inheritance is 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...



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780007560776
BY (AUTHOR) Shriver, Lionel
PUBLISHER : HarperCollins Publishers PUBLICATION DATE : March 09, 2017
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : The Borough Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 370 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items
DESCRIPTION :

THE BRILLIANT NEW NOVEL FROM THE ORANGE PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN.

'Distinctly chilling' Independent

'Unsettling as it is entertaining' Financial Times

'It's scaring the hell out of me' Tracy Chevalier

In this eerily prophetic novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, a once-wealthy family faces the prospect of ruin. This apocalypse is financial - the dollar is in meltdown, America's national debt far beyond repayment.

It is 2029.

The Mandibles have been counting on a sizable fortune filtering down when their 97-year-old patriarch dies, but now their inheritance is 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...



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780007560776
BY (AUTHOR) Shriver, Lionel
PUBLISHER : HarperCollins Publishers PUBLICATION DATE : March 09, 2017
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : The Borough Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 370 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items