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The Mandibles: A Family 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver

Sunday 8th May 2016


“There’s a great book in this upheaval, and she’d be the ideal chronicler of the times. She’s always had the eye. For most people, what lies outside our front door is tragedy. For Enola, it’s material.”

So says 99-year-old Douglas Mandible, patriarch of the titular family in Lionel Shriver’s 13th novel. He’s speaking in 2031 of his daughter, Nollie, a former bestselling author back in the days when people still paid for books, but his words could apply equally well to their creator.


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