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The Portable Veblen
by McKenzie, Elizabeth

ISBN: 9780008160395
PUBLISHER: Fourth Estate Ltd
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 160
PUBLICATION DATE: 23.01.2017
DIMENSIONS: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.8 centimetres

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A laughoutloud love story with big ideas and squirrelsSHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016Can 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 twentyfirst 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

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