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So Much for That

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
From the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World comes a searing, ruthlessly honest new novel about a marriage both stressed and strengthened by the demands of serious illness.

Shep Knacker has long saved for "The Afterlife": an idyllic retreat to the Third World where his nest egg can last forever. Traffic jams on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway will be replaced with "talking, thinking, seeing, and being" - and enough sleep. When he sells his home repair business for a cool million dollars, his dream finally seems within reach. Yet Glynis, his wife of twenty-six years, has concocted endless excuses why it's never the right time to go. Weary of working as a peon for the jerk who bought his company, Shep announces he's leaving for a Tanzanian island, with or without her.

Just returned from a doctor's appointment, Glynis has some news of her own: Shep can't go anywhere because she desperately needs his health insurance. But their policy only partially covers the staggering bills for her treatments, and Shep's nest egg for The Afterlife soon cracks under the strain.

Enriched with three medical subplots that also explore the human costs of American health care, So Much for That follows the profound transformation of a marriage, for which grave illness proves an unexpected opportunity for tenderness, renewed intimacy, and dry humor. In defiance of her dark subject matter, Shriver writes a page-turner that presses the question: How much is one life worth?

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March 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: So Much for That
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ISBN: 0-00-727107-7 / 978-0-00-727107-8 (UK edition)
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March 2010 : Canada Hardback
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Title: So Much For That
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March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: So Much for That: A Novel
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-06-145858-9 / 978-0-06-145858-3 (USA edition)
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: So Much for That
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ISBN: 0-00-757806-7 / 978-0-00-757806-1 (UK edition)
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April 2011 : Australia Paperback

Title: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-7322-8704-9 / 978-0-7322-8704-7 (Australia edition)
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Title: So Much for That
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ISBN: 0-00-727108-5 / 978-0-00-727108-5 (UK edition)
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Title: So Much For That
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ISBN: 1-55468-202-9 / 978-1-55468-202-7 (Canada edition)
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Title: So Much for That (P.S.)
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-06-145859-7 / 978-0-06-145859-0 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-00-738231-6 / 978-0-00-738231-6 (UK edition)
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: So Much for That
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ISBN: 0-00-728802-6 / 978-0-00-728802-1 (UK edition)
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: So Much for That: A Novel
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-06-194613-3 / 978-0-06-194613-4 (USA edition)
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March 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-5012-4705-0 / 978-1-5012-4705-7 (USA edition)
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Title: So Much for That
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ISBN: 1-4805-4334-9 / 978-1-4805-4334-8 (USA edition)
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Title: So Much For That
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Title: So Much for That
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Title: So Much for That
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ISBN: 1-4233-6099-0 / 978-1-4233-6099-5 (USA edition)
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Title: So Much for That
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ISBN: 1-4233-6101-6 / 978-1-4233-6101-5 (USA edition)
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Title: So Much for That
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ISBN: 1-4233-6098-2 / 978-1-4233-6098-8 (USA edition)
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Title: So Much for That
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ISBN: 1-4233-6100-8 / 978-1-4233-6100-8 (USA edition)
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March 2010 : USA Audio CD

Title: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-4233-6105-9 / 978-1-4233-6105-3 (USA edition)
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March 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: So Much for That
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March 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: So Much for That
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Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: So Much for That: A Novel
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: Harper Audio
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March 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: So Much for That: A Novel (P.S.)
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March 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: So Much for That
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