The Portable Veblen: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016 McKenzie, Elizabeth

The Portable Veblen: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016

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A laugh-out-loud love story with big ideas - and squirrels

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016

Can squirrels speak? Do snails scream?

Will a young couple, newly engaged, make it to their wedding day? Will their dysfunctional families ruin everything? Will they be undone by the advances of a very sexy, very unscrupulous heiress to a pharmaceuticals corporation?

Is getting married even a remotely reasonable idea in the twenty-first century?

And what in the world is a 'Veblen' anyway?

'Raw and weird and hilarious' Guardian

'A touching, wildly funny and peculiarly elegant look at the travails of love of all kinds' Sunday Express

'Elizabeth McKenzie is clearly some sort of genius' Paul Murray

'I can't remember a book I enjoyed more' Nina Stibbe

'Seriously funny and extraordinarily well written' Jonathan Franzen, Guardian books of the year



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780008160395
BY (AUTHOR) McKenzie, Elizabeth
PUBLISHER : HarperCollins Publishers PUBLICATION DATE : January 23, 2017
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Fourth Estate Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 320 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
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DESCRIPTION : A laugh-out-loud love story with big ideas - and squirrels SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 Can squirrels speak? Do snails scream? Will a young couple, newly engaged, make it to their wedding day? Will their dysfunctional families ruin everything? Will they be undone by the advances of a very sexy, very unscrupulous heiress to a pharmaceuticals corporation? Is getting married even a remotely reasonable idea in the twenty-first century? And what in the world is a 'Veblen' anyway? 'Raw and weird and hilarious' Guardian 'A touching, wildly funny and peculiarly elegant look at the travails of love of all kinds' Sunday Express 'Elizabeth McKenzie is clearly some sort of genius' Paul Murray 'I can't remember a book I enjoyed more' Nina Stibbe 'Seriously funny and extraordinarily well written' Jonathan Franzen, Guardian books of the year PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780008160395 BY (AUTHOR) McKenzie, Elizabeth PUBLISHER : HarperCollins Publishers PUBLICATION DATE : January 23, 2017 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Fourth Estate Ltd LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm WEIGHT : 320 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items