The Resource Property : stories between two novellas, Lionel Shriver

Property : stories between two novellas, Lionel Shriver

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Property : stories between two novellas
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Property
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stories between two novellas
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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 fiance - only to discover that the jealous fiance 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 celebre. 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" --
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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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Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10638527
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KYC
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Shriver, Lionel
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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True
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  • Real property
  • Personal belongings
Target audience
adult
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stories between two novellas
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Property : stories between two novellas, Lionel Shriver
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1029575607
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780062697936
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1029575607
Label
Property : stories between two novellas, Lionel Shriver
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1029575607
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780062697936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029575607

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