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The Mandibles: A Family, 2029–2047

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The year is 2029, and nothing is as it should be. The very essence of American life, the dollar, is under attack. In a coordinated move by the rest of the world’s governments, the dollar loses all its value. The American President declares that the States will default on all its loans–prices skyrocket, currency becomes essentially worthless, and we watch one family struggl ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published June 21st 2016 by Harper (first published May 5th 2016)
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Nina He hired a coyote to cross the border back into Mexico. He leads adventure tours there again.
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Récit assez anxiogène sur les crises économiques qui nous attendent probablement. Ce livre m'a donné envie de remplir mes placards de conserves et de mettre des lingots sous mon matelas.
Un peu perdue au début avec tous les protagonistes, mais une fois l'arbre généalogique dessiné, tout était plus clair. Un bon récit survivaliste qui n'a rien à envier aux meilleures séries.
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Un roman d'anticipation assez étonnant mais passionnant qui relate la vie bouleversée d'une famille américaine lorsque les Etats-Unis se déclarent en faillite. Très intéressant ! ...more
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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 h ...more

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“Sure...the boy was precocious. But having been precocious himself, Lowell was never wowed by teenagers who could recite the periodic table of elements or whatever. He was on to them. Precocious was not the same as smart, much less the same as wise, and the perfect opposite of informed - since the more you prided yourself on knowing the less you listened and the less you learned. Worse, with application less glibly gifted peers often caught up with or overtook prodigies by early adulthood, and meanwhile the kid to whom everything came so effortlessly never mastered the grind of sheer hard work.” 6 likes
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