The Resource The Portable Veblen, Elizabeth McKenzie

The Portable Veblen, Elizabeth McKenzie

Label
The Portable Veblen
Title
The Portable Veblen
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth McKenzie
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A young couple on the brink of marriage--the charming Veblen and her fiancé Paul, a brilliant neurologist--find their engagement in danger of collapse. Along the way they weather everything from each other's dysfunctional families, to the attentions of a seductive pharmaceutical heiress, to an intimate tête-à-tête with a very charismatic squirrel. Veblen (named after the iconoclastic economist Thorstein Veblen, who coined the term "conspicuous consumption") is one of the most refreshing heroines in recent fiction. Not quite liberated from the burdens of her hypochondriac, narcissistic mother and her institutionalized father, Veblen is an amateur translator and "freelance self"; in other words, she's adrift. Meanwhile, Paul--the product of good hippies who were bad parents--finds his ambition soaring. His medical research has led to the development of a device to help minimize battlefield brain trauma--an invention that gets him swept up in a high-stakes deal with the Department of Defense, a Bizarro World that McKenzie satirizes with granular specificity"-- Provided by publisher
  • "A young couple on the brink of marriage--the charming Veblen and her fiancé Paul, a brilliant neurologist--find their engagement in danger of collapse. Along the way they weather everything from each other's dysfunctional families, to the attentions of a seductive pharmaceutical heiress, to an intimate tête-à-tête with a very charismatic squirrel. Veblen (named after the iconoclastic economist Thorstein Veblen, who coined the term "conspicuous consumption") is one of the most refreshing heroines in recent fiction. Not quite liberated from the burdens of her hypochondriac, narcissistic mother and her institutionalized father, Veblen is an amateur translator and "freelance self"; in other words, she's adrift. Meanwhile, Paul--the product of good hippies who were bad parents--finds his ambition soaring. His medical research has led to the development of a device to help minimize battlefield brain trauma--an invention that gets him swept up in a high-stakes deal with the Department of Defense, a Bizarro World that McKenzie satirizes with granular specificity"-- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKenzie, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C556
LC item number
P67 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Betrothal -- Fiction
  • Squirrels -- Fiction
  • Dysfunctional families -- Fiction
  • Medical instruments and apparatus -- Fiction
Label
The Portable Veblen, Elizabeth McKenzie
Link
9781594206856.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9781594206856
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015043056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
2015043056
Label
The Portable Veblen, Elizabeth McKenzie
Link
9781594206856.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9781594206856
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015043056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
2015043056

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