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THE BRILLIANT NEW NOVEL FROM THE ORANGE PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN. ‘Distinctly chilling’ Independent ‘Unsettling as it is entertaining’ Financial Times ‘It's scaring the hell out of me’ Tracy Chevalier

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007560769

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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‘Shriver’s intelligence, mordant humour and vicious leaps of imagination all combine to make this a novel that is as unsettling as it is entertaining’ FINANCIAL TIMES The brilliant new novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk about Kevin.

The Mandibles

This is 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.

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Borough Press

ISBN: 0007560753

Category:

Page: 400

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The new novel from the author of WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN and POST BIRTHDAY WORLD. This novel deals with money, power and society's steady march towards extinction, seen through the eyes of one family.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

The inspiration for the film starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, this resonant story of a mother’s unsettling quest to understand her teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link ...

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582438870

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The inspiration for the film starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, this resonant story of a mother’s unsettling quest to understand her teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link between them remains terrifyingly prescient. Eva never really wanted to be a mother. And certainly not the mother of a boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much–adored teacher in a school shooting two days before his sixteenth birthday. Neither nature nor nurture exclusively shapes a child's character. But Eva was always uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood. Did her internalized dislike for her own son shape him into the killer he’s become? How much is her fault? Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with Kevin’s horrific rampage, all in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. A piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as “impossible to put down,” is a stunning examination of how tragedy affects a town, a marriage, and a family.

A Perfectly Good Family

Following the death of her worthy liberal parents, Corlis McCrea moves back into her family's grand Reconstruction mansion in North Carolina, willed to all three siblings.

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Borough Press

ISBN: 0007578024

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 416

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Following the death of her worthy liberal parents, Corlis McCrea moves back into her family's grand Reconstruction mansion in North Carolina, willed to all three siblings. Her timid younger brother has never left home. When her bullying black-sheep older brother moves into 'his' house as well, it's war.

Should We Stay Or Should We Go

When her father, who had been ravaged by Alzheimer's for ten years, dies, Kay and her husband, Cyril, determined to one day die with dignity, take control of their final years by making a pact to exit the world together at the age of eighty ...

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 006309424X

Category:

Page: 288

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When her father dies, Kay Wilkinson can't cry. Over ten years, Alzheimer's had steadily eroded this erudite man into a paranoid lunatic. Surely one's own father passing should never come as such a relief. Both medical professionals, Kay and her husband Cyril have seen too many elderly patients in similar states of decay. Although healthy and vital in their early fifties, the couple fears what may lie ahead. Determined to die with dignity, Cyril makes a modest proposal. To spare themselves and their loved ones such a humiliating and protracted decline, they should agree to commit suicide together once they've both turned eighty. When their deal is sealed, the spouses are blithely looking forward to another three decades together. But then they turn eighty. By turns hilarious and touching, playful and grave, Should We Stay or Should We Go portrays twelve parallel universes, each exploring a possible future for Kay and Cyril. Were they to cut life artificially short, what would they miss out on? Something terrific? Or something terrible? Might they end up in a home? A fabulous luxury retirement village, or a Cuckoo's Nest sort of home? Might being demented end up being rather fun? What future for humanity awaits--the end of civilization, or a Valhalla of peace and prosperity? What if cryogenics were really to work? What if scientists finally cure aging? Both timely and timeless, Lionel Shriver addresses serious themes--the compromises of longevity, the challenge of living a long life and still going out in style--with an uncannily light touch. Weaving in a host of contemporary issues, from Brexit and mass migration to the coronavirus, Shriver has pulled off a rollicking page-turner in which we never have to mourn perished characters, because they'll be alive and kicking in the very next chapter.

Big Brother

Pandora Halfdanarson vive en una casa unifamiliar, con su marido y dos hijastros adolescentes. el marido se ha obsesionado con la vida sana, se ha convertido en un "nazi de la nutrición".

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Editorial Anagrama

ISBN: 8433978950

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Pandora Halfdanarson vive en una casa unifamiliar, con su marido y dos hijastros adolescentes. el marido se ha obsesionado con la vida sana, se ha convertido en un "nazi de la nutrición". Ella tiene su propio negocio de peculiares muñecos parlantes para a

The Female of the Species

The first novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk about Kevin is a compelling and provocative story of love and how we suffer for it.

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Borough Press

ISBN: 0007564015

Category: Kenya

Page: 512

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Still unattached and childless at 59, world-renowned anthropologist Gray Kaiser is seemingly invincible - and untouchable. Returning to make a documentary at the site of her first great triumph in Kenya, she is accompanied by her faithful middle-aged assistant, Errol McEchern, who has loved her for years in silence. When sexy young graduate assistant Raphael Sarasola arrives on the scene, Gray is captivated and falls hopelessly in love - before an amazed and injured Errol's eyes. As he follows the progress of their affair with jealous fascination, Errol watches helplessly from the sidelines as a proud and fierce woman is reduced to miserable dependence through subtle, cruel, and calculating manipulation.

We Need to Talk about Kevin

Telling the story of Kevin's upbringing, Eva addresses herself to her estranged husband through a series of letters.

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher:

ISBN: 1852428899

Category: High school students

Page: 400

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WINNER OF THE ORANGE PRIZE read more Interactive online message board now live - visit here Reading group questions here (but don't spoil the plot!) Read an extract --------------------- Two years ago, Eva Khatchadourian's son, Kevin, murdered seven of his fellow high-school students, a cafeteria worker, and a popular algebra teacher. Because he was only fifteen at the time of the killings, he received a lenient sentence and is now in a prison for young offenders in upstate New York. Telling the story of Kevin's upbringing, Eva addresses herself to her estranged husband through a series of letters. Fearing that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son has become, she confesses to a deep, long-standing ambivalence about both motherhood in general and Kevin in particular. How much is her fault? Lionel Shriver tells a compelling, absorbing, and resonant story while framing these horrifying tableaux of teenage carnage as metaphors for the larger tragedy - the tragedy of a country where everything works, nobody starves, and anything can be bought but a sense of purpose.

The Post Birthday World

From the Orange Prize winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, this is the novel Lionel Shriver wrote directly afterwards.

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Borough Press

ISBN: 0007578032

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 608

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It all hinges on one kiss. Whether Irena McGovern does or does not lean in to a specific pair of lips will determine whether she stays with her disciplined, intellectual partner Lawrence or runs off with Ramsey, a hard-living snooker player.

Game Control

Set against the vivid backdrop of shambolic modern-day Africa - a continent now primarily populated with wildlife of the two-legged sort - Lionel Shriver's 'Game Control' is a wry, grimly comic tale of bad ideas and good intentions.

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Borough Press

ISBN: 0007578016

Category: Americans

Page: 384

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Set against the vivid backdrop of shambolic modern-day Africa - a continent now primarily populated with wildlife of the two-legged sort - Lionel Shriver's 'Game Control' is a wry, grimly comic tale of bad ideas and good intentions.

The Motion of the Body Through Space

The Motion of the Body Through Space is vintage Lionel Shriver written with psychological insight, a rich cast of characters, lots of verve and petulance, an astute reading of contemporary culture, and an emotionally resonant ending.

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 0062328298

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In Lionel Shriver's entertaining send-up of today's cult of exercise--which not only encourages better health, but now like all religions also seems to promise meaning, social superiority, and eternal life--an aging husband's sudden obsession with extreme sport makes him unbearable. After an ignominious early retirement, Remington announces to his wife Serenata that he's decided to run a marathon. This from a sedentary man in his sixties who's never done a lick of exercise in his life. His wife can't help but observe that his ambition is "hopelessly trite." A loner, Serenata disdains mass group activities of any sort. Besides, his timing is cruel. Serenata has long been the couple's exercise freak, but by age sixty, her private fitness regimes have destroyed her knees, and she'll soon face debilitating surgery. Yes, becoming more active would be good for Remington's heart, but then why not just go for a walk? Without several thousand of your closest friends? As Remington joins the cult of fitness that increasingly consumes the Western world, her once-modest husband burgeons into an unbearable narcissist. Ignoring all his other obligations, he engages a saucy, sexy personal trainer named Bambi, who treats Serenata with contempt. When Remington sets his sights on the legendarily grueling triathlon, MettleMan, Serenata is sure he'll end up injured or dead. And even if he does survive, their marriage may not. The Motion of the Body Through Space is vintage Lionel Shriver written with psychological insight, a rich cast of characters, lots of verve and petulance, an astute reading of contemporary culture, and an emotionally resonant ending.

So Much for That

Shep Knacker is bored with his humdrum existence.

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Borough Press

ISBN: 0007578067

Category: Marital conflict

Page: 544

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Shep Knacker is bored with his humdrum existence. He's sold his business for a million dollars & is ready to embark on his 'Afterlife' - a one way ticket to a small island off the coast of Tanzania. But when his wife is diagnosed with an extremely rare & aggressive form of cancer, Shep's dreams of an exotic adventure are put on hold.

Double Fault

A couple of ambitious, would-be tennis pros meet and marry in New York City, initiating a competition for fame and fortune that culminates in the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: UOM:39015040572342

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

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A couple of ambitious, would-be tennis pros meet and marry in New York City, initiating a competition for fame and fortune that culminates in the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

Property

In her first ever story collection, Lionel Shriver illuminates one of the modern age's most enduring obsessions : property.

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: HarperCollins publishers

ISBN: 0008265259

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 317

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The first ever story collection from the inimitable Lionel Shriver 'Genius' Stylist 'Phenomenal' Observer 'Brilliant' The Times

The Standing Chandelier

From the award-winning novelist and short story writer, Lionel Shriver, comes a literary gem, a story about love and the power of a gift.

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher:

ISBN: 0008265275

Category: Friendship

Page: 122

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From the award-winning novelist and short story writer, Lionel Shriver, comes a literary gem, a story about love and the power of a gift.

The New Republic

Fat and ostracized as a kid, Edgar Kellogg has always yearned to be popular.

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers

ISBN: 0007459912

Category: Satire

Page: 400

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Fat and ostracized as a kid, Edgar Kellogg has always yearned to be popular. Bored rigid by his pedestrian life as a solicitor, Edgar decides to risk everything on trying to make it as a journalist. When he's offered the post of foreign correspondent in Barba, Edgar leaps at the chance.

Double Fault

Love me, love my game' says twenty-three year-old Willy Novinsky.

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Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1852424907

Category: Marriage

Page: 342

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Ever since Willy Novinsky picked up a racquet at the age of four, tennis has been her one love, until the day she meets Eric Oberdorf. She's a middle-ranked professional tennis player and he's a Princeton graduate who took up playing tennis at the age of eighteen. They marry. Married life starts well but soon gives way to full-tilt competition.