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So Much for That

by Lionel Shriver

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

So Much for That Synopsis

Shepherd Knacker has been saving all his working life for a one way ticket away from the daily grind. When he sells his handyman business for $1million, 'The Afterlife' seems tantalisingly within reach. Yet his wife has concocted one reason after another why now isn't the time to go. Determined to take the plunge, Shep announces that he is leaving for an island off the coast of Tanzania: with or without her. However, Glynis has an announcement of her own -- she needs his health insurance. Illustrating how a marriage is both stressed and strengthened by medical crisis, So Much for That puts the uncomfortable fiscal question: how much is one life worth?

So Much for That Press Reviews

'Wide-ranging, sometimes zany and unpredictable, this is a compelling read. And however many twists Shriver shoves in, you always believe her.' The Times

 

'Many people will like Lionel Shriver's ninth novel -- admirers of gripping and clever contemporary fiction, discerning critics and, if there is any justice, literary prize committees.' Guardian

 

'Shriver proves she is not afraid of anything! Observer It's a wonder that subject matter on the surface so bleak can be transformed into something so uplifting.' Daily Telegraph

 

'Yes, a brilliantly funny cancer book! You can rely on Lionel Shriver to upend your expectations.' Daily Express

 

'Required reading for all mortals.' Daily Mail

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ISBN: 9780007271085
Publication date: 17/03/2011
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007271078
Publication date: 18/03/2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007271085
Publication date: 17th March 2011
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
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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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