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Bestselling author of WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN.
‘Shriver has produced another dazzling, provocative novel’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
All his life Shep Knacker has dreamed of leaving New York and living in simplicity in the Third World. Yet he comes to realise that his wife, Glynis, has never been serious about making the change. On the very day that he announces he is leaving for the island of Pemba with or without her, she informs him that she is gravely ill.So he can’t leave. If nothing else, Glynis needs his health insurance. But despite their having insurance coverage, the co-payments required for her astronomically expensive treatments systematically deplete Shep’s nest egg, and this once well-off small businessman hurtles toward bankruptcy.Lionel Shriver’s brilliant and affecting new novel takes a hard look at America’s health-care system and asks the uncomfortable question: how much money is one human life worth?
Praise for Lionel Shriver:
‘an extraordinary writer’ DAILY TELEGRAPH.
‘fresh and biting as an arctic wind’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD on THE POST BIRTHDAY WORLD.
‘Shriver has produced ... a breathtaking work of art’ THE AGE on WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN.
About The Author
Lionel Shriver's novels include the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, which won the 2005 Orange Prize and has now sold over a million copies worldwide. Earlier books include Double Fault, A Perfectly Good Family, and Checker and the Derailleurs. Her novels have been translated into twenty-five languages. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She lives in London.
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st April 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.7 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.59