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The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by [Shriver, Lionel]
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Praise for THE MANDIBLES: A Family, 2029-2047`As ever, Shriver cuts close to the bone! . . . Distinctly chilling' Independent`A tale that fizzes with ideas and jokes . . . the comedy is pitch black' The Times`Shriver is fast becoming the go-to novelist for some of the big issues . . . breezy, mordantly comic . . . if the test of a futuristic novel is its eerie proximity to the present, this passes with flying colours' Daily Mail`Impressively sweeping... Shriver's intelligence, mordant humour and vicious leaps of imagination all combine to make this a novel that is as unsettling as it is entertaining in its portrait of the cataclysmic unravelling of the American dream' Financial Times`The stuff of nightmares . . . Shriver cleverly balances tragedy with black comedy' Sunday Express`It's scaring the hell out of me' TRACY CHEVALIER`Shriver is as brilliant, funny and incisive as ever' Woman and Home`A scary, depressing and convincing horror story, akin to reading about teetering on the edge of a precipice while actually teetering on the edge of a precipice' Spectator`Insightful and darkly funny' Good Housekeeping`Her verve and ambition are impressive . . . Few writers since William Gaddis in his brilliant JR have had the chutzpah to take on America's particular money madness' Mail on Sunday

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In 2029, the United States is engaged in a bloodless world war that will wipe out the savings of millions of American families. Overnight, 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. The government prints money to cover its bills. What little real currency remains for savers is eaten away by inflation.

The Mandibles have been counting on a sizable inheritance, once their patriarch dies. When their birthright turns to ash, what began as mere disappointment spirals into the challenge of sheer survival.

In The Mandibles, Lionel Shriver brings the full power of her creative imagination to bear on a topic that seeps into every corner of our lives: money. Using her ability to nail the zeitgeist, droll humor, and psychological insight, Shriver has created an unforgettable and engrossing fictional world.

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  • File Size: 1330 KB
  • Print Length: 421 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; Reprint edition (June 21, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 21, 2016
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01824RDKK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,916 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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