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The Portable Veblen, Elizabeth Mckenzie

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The Portable Veblen
Title
The Portable Veblen
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Mckenzie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A young couple on the brink of marriage--the charming Veblen and her fiancï¿1⁄2e Paul, a brilliant neurologist--find their engagement in danger of collapse. Along the way they weather everything from each other's dysfunctional families, to the attentions of a seductive pharmaceutical heiress, to an intimate tï¿1⁄2ete-ï¿1⁄2a-tï¿1⁄2ete with a very charismatic squirrel. Veblen (named after the iconoclastic economist Thorstein Veblen, who coined the term "conspicuous consumption") is one of the most refreshing heroines in recent fiction. Not quite liberated from the burdens of her hypochondriac, narcissistic mother and her institutionalized father, Veblen is an amateur translator and "freelance self"; in other words, she's adrift. Meanwhile, Paul--the product of good hippies who were bad parents--finds his ambition soaring. His medical research has led to the development of a device to help minimize battlefield brain trauma--an invention that gets him swept up in a high-stakes deal with the Department of Defense, a Bizarro World that McKenzie satirizes with granular specificity"--
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Title
The portable Veblen
Creator
Summary
An aimless amateur translator struggling under the thumb of an oppressive parent and an ambitious medical researcher from a hippie family endure tests to their bond and question their priorities as their wedding approaches
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10448584
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C556
LC item number
P67 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Elizabeth McKenzie
The Portable Veblen, Elizabeth Mckenzie

Library Locations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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