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Sometimes we are given gifts we really don't want. And when that gift comes from an ex-love and is a sculpture that you and your partner are meant to live with forever, there's no giving it back. The Standing Chandelier is a brilliant gem of a novella from the resonant and searing voice Lionel Shriver.
Praise for THE MANDIBLES: A Family, 2029-2047
`As ever, Shriver cuts close to the bone! . . . Distinctly chilling' Independent
`Shriver is fast becoming the go-to novelist for some of the big issues . . . breezy, mordantly comic . . . if the test of a futuristic novel is its eerie proximity to the present, this passes with flying colours' Daily Mail
`Impressively sweeping... 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 in its portrait of the cataclysmic unravelling of the American dream' Financial Times
`The stuff of nightmares . . . Shriver cleverly balances tragedy with black comedy' Sunday Express
`It's scaring the hell out of me' Tracy Chevalier
`Shriver is as brilliant, funny and incisive as ever' Woman and Home
`Insightful and darkly funny' Good Housekeeping
`Her verve and ambition are impressive . . . Few writers since William Gaddis in his brilliant JR have had the chutzpah to take on America's particular money madness' Mail on Sunday
Publication date: 02/11/2017
|Publication date:||2nd November 2017|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
Lionel Shriver's novels include the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, which won the 2005 Orange Prize and has now sold over a million copies worldwide. Other books include Double Fault, A Perfectly Good Family, and So Much for That. Lionel’s novels have been translated into twenty-five different languages and. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She lives in London.More About Lionel Shriver