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The portable Veblen / Elizabeth McKenzie.

McKenzie, Elizabeth, 1958- author. (Author).
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Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library FIC MCK (Text) 33187004120800 Fiction (adult) - R Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594206856 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1594206856 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 430 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A young couple on the brink of marriage--the charming Veblen and her fiancé 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 tête-à-tête 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women translators > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Betrothal > Fiction.
Squirrels > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Medical instruments and apparatus > Fiction.
Palo Alto (Calif.) > Fiction.
California > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Humorous.
FICTION / Contemporary Women.

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