The New Republic: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Mar 27, 2012 - Fiction - 416 pages
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Acclaimed author Lionel Shriver—author of the National Book Award finalist So Much for That, The Post-Birthday World, and the vivid psychological novel We Need to Talk About Kevin, now a major motion picture—probes the mystery of charisma in a razor-sharp new novel that teases out the intimate relationship between terrorism and cults of personality, explores what makes certain people so magnetic, and reveals the deep frustrations of feeling overshadowed by a life-of-the-party who may not even be present.

“Shriver is a master of the misanthrope. . . . [A] viciously smart writer.” —Time

 

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User Review  - Evelyn Beck - Book Verdict

Shriver, a National Book Award finalist for So Much for That, which tackles health care, takes on terrorism in her newest novel (which was actually written in 1998 but is just being released now ... Read full review

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I gave up about a third of the way through. Some clever and funny moments but 98% was boring empty chatter about this one character everyone is fascinated with.

Contents

Authors Note
Long Time No
Security Theater
NinetyNine PushUps and Cloudberry Shampoo
01 The Empty Wingchair
No Trace Found of Reporter in Terrorist Stronghold
Saab Stories
Taken for SAPSS
Portugal Denies Immigration Overhaul Is SOB Appeasement
71 Friend of the Fucking Family
Supporting the Peace Process
Little Jack Coroner Sits on a Foreigner
Barringtonizing the Barking
Altavista Epilogue
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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.

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