The Mandibles: A Family, 2029–2047

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The Mandibles: A Family, 2029–2047

The Mandibles: A Family, 2029–2047

  • Author: Lionel Shriver
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007560761
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 528
  • View: 335
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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.

Property: A Collection

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Property: A Collection

Property: A Collection

  • Author: Lionel Shriver
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008265240
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
  • View: 4997
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The first ever story collection from the inimitable Lionel Shriver ‘Genius’ Stylist ‘Phenomenal’ Observer ‘Brilliant’ The Times

The End Is Not Yet

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The End Is Not Yet

The End Is Not Yet

Standing Firm in Apocalyptic Times

  • Author: John W. de Gruchy,Ashley John Moyse
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 1506438504
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 216
  • View: 463
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The title of this book comes from Matthew‘s gospel: "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet." (24:6-8). This locates The End Is Not Yet within popular religious rhetoric about the "end time" and more sophisticated theological discourse on eschatology or Christian hope for a better world premised on faith in God. But is such faith still justified? And if so, how are we to describe and embody it in the life of the world?

The Aging–Disability Nexus

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The Aging–Disability Nexus

The Aging–Disability Nexus

  • Author: Katie Aubrecht,Christine Kelly,Carla Rice
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 0774863706
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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As the global population ages, disability demographics are shifting. Societal transformation and global health inequities have changed who is likely to reach old age, who is likely to live with disability, and the relationship between aging and disability in various socio-cultural and geopolitical contexts. The Aging–Disability Nexus breaks new ground by bringing gerontology and disability studies into dialogue. This thoughtful examination of competing narratives about disability and aging explores the distinction between aging with a disability and aging into disability, revealing how multiple identities, socio-economic forces, culture, and community give form to our experiences.

Contemporary Women’s Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

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Contemporary Women’s Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Contemporary Women’s Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

  • Author: Susan Watkins
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 1137486503
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 220
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This book examines how contemporary women novelists have successfully transformed and rewritten the conventions of post-apocalyptic fiction. Since the dawn of the new millennium, there has been an outpouring of writing that depicts the end of the world as we know it, and women writers are no exception to this trend. However, the book argues that their fiction is distinctive. Contemporary women’s work in this genre avoids conservatism, a nostalgic mourning for the past, and the focus on restoring what has been lost, aspects key to much male authored apocalyptic fiction. Instead, contemporary women writers show readers the ways in which patriarchy and neo-colonialism are intrinsically implicated in the disasters they envision, and offer qualified hope for a new beginning for society, culture and literature after an imagined apocalyptic event. Exploring science, nature and matter, the posthuman body, the maternal imaginary, time, narrative and history, literature and the word, and the post-secular, the book covers a wide variety of writers and addresses issues of nationality, race and ethnicity, as well as gender and sexuality.

Aftermath

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Aftermath

Aftermath

Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in the Coming Chaos

  • Author: James Rickards
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0735216967
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 336
  • View: 6526
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In his most prescriptive book to date, financial expert and investment advisor James Rickards shows how and why our financial markets are being artificially inflated--and what smart investors can do to protect their assets What goes up, must come down. As any student of financial history knows, the dizzying heights of the stock market can't continue indefinitely--especially since asset prices have been artificially inflated by investor optimism around the Trump administration, ruinously low interest rates, and the infiltration of behavioral economics into our financial lives. The elites are prepared, but what's the average investor to do? James Rickards, the author of the prescient books Currency Wars, The Death of Money, and The Road to Ruin, lays out the true risks to our financial system, and offers invaluable advice on how best to weather the storm. You'll learn, for instance: * How behavioral economists prop up the market: Funds that administer 401(k)s use all kinds of tricks to make you invest more, inflating asset prices to unsustainable levels. * Why digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are best avoided. * Why passive investing has been overhyped: The average investor has been scolded into passively managed index funds. But active investors will soon have a big advantage. * What the financial landscape will look like after the next crisis: it will not be an apocalypse, but it will be radically different. Those who forsee this landscape can prepare now to preserve wealth. Provocative, stirring, and full of counterintuitive advice, Aftermath is the book every smart investor will want to get their hands on--as soon as possible.

The Motion of the Body Through Space

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The Motion of the Body Through Space

The Motion of the Body Through Space

  • Author: Lionel Shriver
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 000756080X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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From the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk about Kevin

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We Need to Talk about Kevin

We Need to Talk about Kevin

  • Author: Lionel Shriver
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781846324581
  • Category: Large print books
  • Page: 647
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Winner of the ORANGE PRIZE for Fiction 2005. 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?

The Self-Seeding Sycamore: A Short Story from the collection, Reader, I Married Him

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The Self-Seeding Sycamore: A Short Story from the collection, Reader, I Married Him

The Self-Seeding Sycamore: A Short Story from the collection, Reader, I Married Him

  • Author: Lionel Shriver
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008173494
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 15
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A short story by Lionel Shriver from the collection Reader, I Married Him: Stories inspired by Jane Eyre.