The Portable Veblen : Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016 Paperback
A laugh-out-loud love story with big ideas - and squirrelsSHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016Can 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?`Raw and weird and hilarious' Guardian`A touching, wildly funny and peculiarly elegant look at the travails of love of all kinds' Sunday Express`Elizabeth McKenzie is clearly some sort of genius' Paul Murray`I can't remember a book I enjoyed more' Nina Stibbe`Seriously funny and extraordinarily well written' Jonathan Franzen, Guardian books of the year
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 19/01/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780008160630