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The Resource Property, Lionel Shriver, (electronic resource)

Property, Lionel Shriver, (electronic resource)

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Property
Title
Property
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Lionel Shriver
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eng
Summary
A striking new collection of ten short stories and two novellas that explores the idea of property in every meaning of the word, from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist So Much for That and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. Intermingling settings in America and Britain, Lionel Shriver's first collection explores property in both senses of the word: real estate and stuff. These pieces illustrate how our possessions act as proxies for ourselves, and how tussles over ownership articulate the power dynamics of our relationships. In Lionel Shriver's world, we may possess people and objects and places, but in turn they possess us. In the stunning novella "The Standing Chandelier," a woman with a history of attracting other women's antagonism creates a deeply personal wedding present for her best friend and his fiancée—only to discover that the jealous fiancée wants to cut her out of their lives. In "Domestic Terrorism," a thirty-something son refuses to leave home, resulting in a standoff that renders him a millennial cause célèbre. In "The ChapStick," a middle-aged man subjugated by service to his elderly father discovers that the last place you should finally assert yourself is airport security. In "Vermin," an artistic Brooklyn couple's purchase of a ramshackle house destroys their once-passionate relationship. In "The Subletter," two women, both foreign conflict junkies, fight over a claim to a territory that doesn't belong to either. Exhibiting a satisfying thematic unity unusual for a collection, this masterful work showcases the biting insight that has made Shriver one of the most acclaimed writers of our time
Summary
A collection of 10 short stories and two novellas by the author of the National Book Award finalist, "So Much for That", is set in America and Britain and explores the dynamics of real estate and personal possessions and how they act as both revelatory proxies and the catalysts of power dynamics in relationships
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New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10638527
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Shriver, Lionel
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Short Stories
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adult
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stories between two novellas
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Property, Lionel Shriver, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9780062697950
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9b111db2-22a5-41bc-9e1f-fdea6f639a66
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
Property, Lionel Shriver, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062697950
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9b111db2-22a5-41bc-9e1f-fdea6f639a66
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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