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The Resource The Mandibles : a family, 2029-2047, by Lionel Shriver

The Mandibles : a family, 2029-2047, by Lionel Shriver

Label
The Mandibles : a family, 2029-2047
Title
The Mandibles
Title remainder
a family, 2029-2047
Statement of responsibility
by Lionel Shriver
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. The Mandibles have been counting on a sizable fortune filtering down when their 97-year-old patriarch dies. Their inheritance turned to ash, each family member must contend with disappointment, but also, as the effects of the downturn start to hit, the challenge of sheer survival. Recently affluent Avery is petulant that she can't buy olive oil, while her sister Florence is forced to absorb strays into her increasingly cramped household. As their father Carter fumes at having to care for his demented stepmother now that a nursing home is too expensive, his sister Nollie, an expat author, returns from abroad at 73 to a country that's unrecognisable. Perhaps only Florence's oddball teenage son, an economics autodidact, can save this formerly august American family from the streets. A frightening, fascinating, scabrously funny glimpse into the decline that may await the United States all too soon, from the pen of perhaps the most consistently perceptive and topical author of our times.
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shriver, Lionel
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by George Newbern
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Newbern, George
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Financial crises
  • Families
  • Survival
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Future, The
Target audience
adult
Label
The Mandibles : a family, 2029-2047, by Lionel Shriver
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Publication
Copyright
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  • Blackstone Audio: ZMbx8g
  • Blackstone Audio: bx8g
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225960416
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 13 hr., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504736022
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • ZMbx8g
  • bx8g
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Mandibles : a family, 2029-2047, by Lionel Shriver
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Blackstone Audio: ZMbx8g
  • Blackstone Audio: bx8g
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225960416
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 13 hr., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504736022
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • ZMbx8g
  • bx8g
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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