Lionel Shriver’s ‘The Mandibles: A Family 2029-2047’

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Guest: Lionel Shriver

In LIONEL SHRIVER‘s, novel The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, the world economy has collapsed and one wealthy family is forced to shift from expectations of opulence to the reality of financial ruin. The book imagines the ways in which the economists and non-US governments would work to correct the devaluation of world currencies. In this hour of Radio Times, Mary Cummings-Jordan talks with Shriver about the impetus for the novel, the research involved and her notoriously nocturnal lifestyle.

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