The Portable Veblen

Author: Elizabeth McKenzie
Homepage_9780008160395

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  • : $22.99(AUD)
  • : 9780008160395
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : Fourth Estate Ltd
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  • : January 2017
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 22.99
  • : February 2017
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  • : Paperback
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Description

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 A laugh-out-loud love story with big ideas - and squirrels Can 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 twenty-first century? And what in the world is a 'Veblen' anyway?

Author description

Elizabeth McKenzie's work has appeared in the New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. She received her MA from Stanford, was an assistant fiction editor at The Atlantic, and currently teaches creative writing at Stanford's school of continuing studies.