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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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Hardback Editions

March 2010 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-00-727107-7 / 978-0-00-727107-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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March 2010 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: So Much For That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-55468-201-0 / 978-1-55468-201-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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March 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: So Much for That: A Novel
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-06-145858-9 / 978-0-06-145858-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-00-757806-7 / 978-0-00-757806-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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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)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-00-727108-5 / 978-0-00-727108-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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March 2011 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: So Much For That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-55468-202-9 / 978-1-55468-202-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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March 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: So Much for That (P.S.)
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-06-145859-7 / 978-0-06-145859-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-00-738231-6 / 978-0-00-738231-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-00-728802-6 / 978-0-00-728802-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: So Much for That: A Novel
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-06-194613-3 / 978-0-06-194613-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

March 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-5012-4705-0 / 978-1-5012-4705-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2013 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-4805-4334-9 / 978-1-4805-4334-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: So Much For That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-4558-7454-X / 978-1-4558-7454-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio CD
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March 2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: So Much For That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-4558-7455-8 / 978-1-4558-7455-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio MP3 CD
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March 2011 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-4558-0573-4 / 978-1-4558-0573-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-4233-6106-7 / 978-1-4233-6106-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   

October 2010 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2010 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-4233-6102-4 / 978-1-4233-6102-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-4233-6099-0 / 978-1-4233-6099-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2010 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-4233-6101-6 / 978-1-4233-6101-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-4233-6098-2 / 978-1-4233-6098-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-4233-6100-8 / 978-1-4233-6100-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

March 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: So Much for That: A Novel
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: Harper Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: So Much for That: A Novel (P.S.)
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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March 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: So Much for That
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   


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