The Resource The mandibles : a family, 2029-2047, Lionel Shriver, (electronic resource)

The mandibles : a family, 2029-2047, Lionel Shriver, (electronic resource)

Label
The mandibles : a family, 2029-2047
Title
The mandibles
Title remainder
a family, 2029-2047
Statement of responsibility
Lionel Shriver
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Author
Narrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With dry wit and psychological acuity, this near-future novel explores the aftershocks of an economically devastating U.S. sovereign debt default on four generations of a once-prosperous American family. Down-to-earth and perfectly realistic in scale, this is not an over-the-top Blade Runner tale. It is not science fiction. In 2029, the United States is engaged in a bloodless world war that will wipe out the savings of millions of American families. Overnight, on the international currency exchange, 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. "Deadbeat Nation" being unable to borrow, the government prints money to cover its bills. What little remains to savers is rapidly eaten away by runaway inflation. The Mandibles have been counting on a sizable fortune filtering down when their ninety-seven-year-old patriarch dies. Once the inheritance turns to ash, each family member must contend with disappointment, but also-as the U.S. economy spirals into dysfunction-the challenge of sheer survival. Recently affluent, Avery is petulant that she can't buy olive oil, while her sister, Florence, absorbs strays into her cramped household. An expat author, their aunt, Nollie, returns from abroad at seventy-three to a country that's unrecognizable. Her brother, Carter, fumes at caring for their demented stepmother, now that an assisted living facility isn't affordable. Only Florence's oddball teenage son, Willing, an economics autodidact, will save this formerly august American family from the streets. The Mandibles is about money. Thus it is necessarily about bitterness, rivalry, and selfishness-but also about surreal generosity, sacrifice, and transformative adaptation to changing circumstances
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shriver, Lionel
Dewey number
813/.54
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Narrated by George Newbern
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Newbern, George
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Wealth
  • Financial crises
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The mandibles : a family, 2029-2047, Lionel Shriver, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11664741
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digital storage
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
Control code
MWT11664741
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 45 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11664741
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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11664741
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Label
The mandibles : a family, 2029-2047, Lionel Shriver, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11664741
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11664741
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 45 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11664741
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11664741
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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