Property: A Collection (Paperback)
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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 21/02/2019
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In her first ever story collection, the inimitable Lionel Shriver illuminates one of the modern age's most enduring obsessions: property.

A woman creates a deeply personal wedding present for her best friend; a thirty-something son refuses to leave home; a middle-aged man subjugated by service to his elderly father discovers that the last place you should finally assert yourself is airport security.

This landmark publication explores the idea of "property" in both senses of the word: real estate, and stuff. Immensely readable, it showcases the biting insight that has made Lionel Shriver one of the most acclaimed authors of our time.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008265250
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


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'Shriver's intellect and talent, her political convictions and her impressive confidence are all on display... assertive, frequently funny and altogether satisfying ... her confident grasp of the material and her natural gifts as a storyteller will keep you in her spell and leave you, at the end, slightly altered ... persuasive and richly entertaining.' - The New York Times

'Phenomenal... Shriver has the gift for making one instantly curious, entertained, involved and ready to move in - no matter what the property.' - The Observer

'Genius.' - Stylist

'At her best, she takers the familiar and mundane and turns it into something surprising and strange.' - Sunday Express Magazine

'All Shriver's stories are satisfying. I exhaled a little triumphant "Ha!" at the end of each one ... Shriver is brilliant.' - The Times

'Shriver remains a formidably sharp writer, one of the best we have.' - The Evening Standard

'Shriver is at her best here, an acerbic comedian, Dickensian in style, whose vibrant characters are best seen in dramatic action and dialogue.' - The Financial Times

'Whip-smart... Crisp, conversational and convincingly true to life, Shriver's stories are a treat.' - The Daily Mail

'A pugnacious, brilliantly articulate, hilarious collection.' - i News

'Shriver is the master of the neat twist.' - The Daily Express

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“Bitter sweet insight into modern world....”

In this book of short stories Shriver explores the theme of how possessing belongings, people and places define us in a modern world. Each story has its own recognisable parable, whether it's parental angst with... More

Hardback edition
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“Diverse & Memorable!”

This is a collection of stories with a common theme - property  - by a very accomplished author.

Whether the property concerned is a home or an item, each story provides plenty of food for though, a touch of humour... More

Paperback edition
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“Amazing”

It would be hard to a pick a favourite from this collection of short stories- I loved them all!

Lionel Shriver is an immensely talented author, and this collection reflects that beautifully. These stories are funny,... More

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