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The Portable Veblen

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
A riotously funny and deeply insightful adventure through capitalism, the medical industry, family, love, war and wedding planning - from an electrically entertaining new voice.

Meet Veblen: a passionate defender of the anticonsumerist views of her namesake, the iconoclastic economist Thorstein Veblen. She's an experienced cheerer-upper (mainly of her narcissistic, hypochondriac, controlling mother), an amateur translator of Norwegian and a firm believer in the distinct possibility that the plucky grey squirrel following her around can understand more than it lets on.

Meet her fiance, Paul: the son of good hippies who were bad parents, a no-nonsense, high-flying neuroscientist with no time for squirrels. His recent work on a device to minimise battlefield trauma has led him dangerously close to the seductive Cloris Hutmacher, heiress to a pharmaceuticals empire, who is promising him fame and fortune through a shady-sounding deal with the department of defence. What could possibly go wrong?

    

"Surprising, audacious, imaginative and totally wonderful the whole book zips and zings." - Karen Joy Fowler


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January 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Portable Veblen
Author(s): Elizabeth McKenzie
ISBN: 0-00-816038-4 / 978-0-00-816038-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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January 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Portable Veblen: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth McKenzie
ISBN: 1-59420-685-6 / 978-1-59420-685-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Press
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Paperback Editions

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Title: The Portable Veblen
Author(s): Elizabeth McKenzie
ISBN: 0-00-816039-2 / 978-0-00-816039-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Portable Veblen: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth McKenzie
ISBN: 1-101-98159-8 / 978-1-101-98159-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Portable Veblen
Author(s): Elizabeth McKenzie
ISBN: 0-00-816063-5 / 978-0-00-816063-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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January 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Portable Veblen
Author(s): Elizabeth McKenzie
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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January 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Portable Veblen
Author(s): Elizabeth McKenzie
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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January 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Portable Veblen
Author(s): Elizabeth Mckenzie
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Portable Veblen
Author(s): Elizabeth Mckenzie
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Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Portable Veblen: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth McKenzie
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Portable Veblen: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016
Author(s): Elizabeth McKenzie
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK