Thursday, April 07, 2016

Welcome The Mandibles

Great news I stumbled upon last night right before passing out and forgot about until right this minute when I saw some foreign object floating in my Amazon cart -- Lionel Shriver, author of the phenomenal We Need To Talk About Kevin (which got turned into an okay movie with a phenomenal performance by Tilda Swinton) has a new book out in June! This is her first since Big Brother (which I also really dug) came out in 2013. It's called The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 and here's how Amazon summarizes it:

"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."

There's a longer description over there, but we don't need those specifics -- we were sold on the name Lionel Shriver alone. Speaking of I saw her do two readings around when Big Brother came out and if she comes to a town near you go see her speak, she's whip smart & funny as get out. Which you already know if you've read her, but it's nice to see that translated into person form.

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