The Portable Veblen, Paperback

The Portable Veblen Paperback



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?




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