Lionel Shriver's novels include The New Republic, So Much for That, The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared in The Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.
"Two novellas and ten stories by the author of We Need to Talk
About Kevin skewer the absurdities of materialism, wherein
possessions substitute for meaning and power is exerted by, say,
being 30 years old and refusing to leave your parents'
house."--O Magazine, 10 Titles to Pick Up Now
"A collection of two novellas and 10 short stories from the author of the explosive "We Need to Talk About Kevin." Set in Britain and the US, the stories explore the relationship between people, property and other "stuff.""--New York Post, This Week's Must-Read Books
"Shriver... is a brilliant satirist and virtuosic writer....even if Property isn't your dream house, it's a diverting enough place to spend an afternoon or two."--Associated Press
"The collection, which concentrates on middle-class Brits and Americans, is bookended by two richly detailed and sardonic novellas.... Shriver's stories will make readers laugh when they feel they shouldn't, and the uniting theme of houses and humans works exceedingly well, turning up new wrinkles with each successive story."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)