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The Standing Chandelier A Novella

by Lionel Shriver

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

The Standing Chandelier A Novella Synopsis

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.

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The Standing Chandelier A Novella Press Reviews

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

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ISBN: 9780008265274
Publication date: 02/11/2017
Publisher:
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008265274
Publication date: 2nd November 2017
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Adult & contemporary romance,

About Lionel Shriver

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.

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