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The Standing Chandelier A Novella by Lionel Shriver
  

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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.

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Synopsis

The Standing Chandelier A Novella by Lionel Shriver

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.

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

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

2nd November 2017

Author

Lionel Shriver

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Publisher

The Borough Press an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
128 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Adult & contemporary romance

ISBN

9780008265274

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