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Property

(2018)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A striking new collection of ten short stories and two novellas that explores the idea of property in every meaning of the word, from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist So Much for That and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Intermingling settings in America and Britain, Lionel Shriver's first collection explores property in both senses of the word: real estate and stuff. These pieces illustrate how our possessions act as proxies for ourselves, and how tussles over ownership articulate the power dynamics of our relationships. In Lionel Shriver's world, we may possess people and objects and places, but in turn they possess us.

In the stunning novella "The Standing Chandelier," a woman with a history of attracting other women's antagonism creates a deeply personal wedding present for her best friend and his fiancee - only to discover that the jealous fiancee wants to cut her out of their lives. In "Domestic Terrorism," a thirty-something son refuses to leave home, resulting in a standoff that renders him a millennial cause celebre. In "The ChapStick," a middle-aged man subjugated by service to his elderly father discovers that the last place you should finally assert yourself is airport security. In "Vermin," an artistic Brooklyn couple's purchase of a ramshackle house destroys their once-passionate relationship. In "The Subletter," two women, both foreign conflict junkies, fight over a claim to a territory that doesn't belong to either.

Exhibiting a satisfying thematic unity unusual for a collection, this masterful work showcases the biting insight that has made Shriver one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Property: Stories Between Two Novellas
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-06-269793-5 / 978-0-06-269793-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Property: A Collection
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-00-826522-4 / 978-0-00-826522-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Property: Stories Between Two Novellas
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-06-269794-3 / 978-0-06-269794-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Property: A Collection
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-00-826525-9 / 978-0-00-826525-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Property: A Collection
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-00-826523-2 / 978-0-00-826523-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Property: Stories Between Two Novellas
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-5385-0230-5 / 978-1-5385-0230-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Property: Stories Between Two Novellas; Library Edition
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-5385-0228-3 / 978-1-5385-0228-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Property: Stories Between Two Novellas
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-5385-0229-1 / 978-1-5385-0229-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Property: Stories Between Two Novellas
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: Harper Audio
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April 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Property: A Collection
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Property: A Collection
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Property: Stories Between Two Novellas
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Property: A Collection
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU