The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047

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News and commentary about Lionel Shriver’s novel.

From The New Yorker

If you think times are tough now, just wait until 2029. The good news is that the United States has hung on for another thirteen years. The bad news is everything else. “Dryouts” are commonplace, though it’s not clear whether scarcity of water or the dilapidation of the infrastructure meant to distribute it is to blame.Continue reading “From The New Yorker”

From Wikipedia

The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 is a 2016 novel, the thirteenth by American author Lionel Shriver. It was first published by HarperCollins in the United Kingdom in May 2016 through the company’s Borough Press imprint and was published in the United States in June of the same year under their Harper imprint. Synopsis The book is set in the United States in 2029 during aContinue reading “From Wikipedia”