The Mere Future

Front Cover, Limited, 2010 - Fiction - 244 pages
13 Reviews
From the nation that elected Barack Obama in the flames of economic disaster comes the first novel of the New Era, The Mere Future, by award-winning novelist, activist, and playwright Sarah Schulman. In this dystopian vision, New York City has morphed into an idealized version of itself, the result of what the newly elected mayor calls The Big Change. Rent is cheap, homelessness is over, and everyone works in Marketing. Despite the utopian surface, however, there is a disturbing malaise that infects the population. Our heroine, a lowly copywriter, and her girlfriend Nadine just want to fall in love all over again, but can't help noticing that the social packaging may not be recyclable.

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User Review  - JeremyPreacher - LibraryThing

On the one hand, this is a thoughtful essay about modern culture, the effects of the internet, and the tension between the values we think we hold versus the ones we'll actually defend. On the other ... Read full review

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Not my favorite of hers, but I still enjoyed it. There are some wonderful turns of phrases and imagery. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Sarah Schulman is the author of eleven previous books, including eight novels, the latest being The Child (2006). As a journalist, her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, and Interview. She has won a Guggenheim Fellowship and two American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Awards. She lives in New York.

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