The Portable Veblen (Hardback)
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The Portable Veblen (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 28/01/2016
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 A riotously funny and deeply insightful adventure through capitalism, the medical industry, family, love, war and wedding-planning - from an electrically entertaining new voice 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?

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008160388
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 225 x 145 x 39 mm

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“Quirky fiction (but not Scandinavian...)”

This story is about Veblen, a warm and quirky young woman who values a peaceful and useful life. Somehow she seems to have been damaged by her relationship with her mother but has fallen in love with Paul. He also... More

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Lizzie | @littlehux

“Mental health, anti-consumerism, and ... squirrels? A rich, touching story.”

The Portable Veblen is my 6th Baileys Prize book finished. Veblen (named after famous philosopher Thorstein Veblen) is a young, scatty woman, who translates Norwegian as a hobby and talks to squirrels. At first I was... More

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5 similar books recommended
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“A very enjoyable and quirky read, with twists and turns that never fail to surprise. ”

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
It is really difficult to put this book into any particular box: romance, fantasy, psychological study of family dynamics... Any... More

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