The Resource The portable Veblen : a novel, Elizabeth McKenzie

The portable Veblen : a novel, Elizabeth McKenzie

Label
The portable Veblen : a novel
Title
The portable Veblen
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth McKenzie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A young couple on the brink of marriage the charming Veblen and her fiance 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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women translators
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Betrothal
  • Squirrels
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Medical instruments and apparatus
  • Palo Alto (Calif.)
  • California
  • Betrothal
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Medical instruments and apparatus
  • Squirrels
  • Women translators
  • California
  • California
Label
The portable Veblen : a novel, Elizabeth McKenzie
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn934770175
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (430 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780008160401
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 887555
  • 3C491FC2-23E7-4F18-8C2C-C83F0002320F
  • 808A4F0B-6EF5-4851-AE11-89C89D5EA897
System control number
(OCoLC)934770175
Label
The portable Veblen : a novel, Elizabeth McKenzie
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn934770175
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (430 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780008160401
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 887555
  • 3C491FC2-23E7-4F18-8C2C-C83F0002320F
  • 808A4F0B-6EF5-4851-AE11-89C89D5EA897
System control number
(OCoLC)934770175

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