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The Resource The subprimes : a novel, Karl Taro Greenfeld

The subprimes : a novel, Karl Taro Greenfeld

Label
The subprimes : a novel
Title
The subprimes
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Karl Taro Greenfeld
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a future America that feels increasingly familiar, you are your credit score. Extreme wealth inequality created a class of have-nothings: Subprimes. Their bad credit ratings have lost them jobs and make them unemployable. Jobless and without assets, they have walked out on mortgages, been foreclosed upon, or can no longer afford a fixed address. Fugitives who must keep moving to avoid arrest, they wander the globally warmed American wasteland searching for day labor and a place to park their battered SUVs for the night. Karl Tasro Greenfeld's trenchant satire follows the fortunes of two families whose lives reflect this new dog-eat-dog, survival-of-the-financially-fittest America. Desperate for work and food, a Californian Subprime family has been forced to migrate east, hoping for a better life. They are soon joined in their odyssey by a writer and his family--slightly better off but falling fast. Eventually they discover a small settlement of Subprimes who have begun an agrarian utopia built on a foreclosed exurb. Soon, though, the little stability they have is threatened when their land is targeted by job creators for shale oil extraction. But all is not lost. A hero emerges--a woman on a motocycle-- suspiciously lacking a credit score...who may just save the world
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.R4536
LC item number
S83 2015
Literary form
fiction
Label
The subprimes : a novel, Karl Taro Greenfeld
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780062132420
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014036100
Other control number
99963341989
Label
The subprimes : a novel, Karl Taro Greenfeld
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780062132420
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014036100
Other control number
99963341989

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