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The Resource The Subprimes

The Subprimes

Label
The Subprimes
Title
The Subprimes
Statement of responsibility
Karl Taro Greenfeld
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A wickedly funny dystopian parody set in a financially apocalyptic future America, from the critically acclaimed author of Triburbia.In a future America that feels increasingly familiar, you are your credit score. Extreme wealth inequality has created a class of have-nothings: Subprimes. Their bad credit ratings make them unemployable. Jobless and without assets, they've 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 Taro 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 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, yet 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 motorcycle—suspiciously lacking a credit score—who just may save the world.In The Subprimes, Karl Taro Greenfeld turns his keen and unflinching eye to our country today—and where we may be headed. The result is a novel for the 99 percent: a darkly funny comedy about paradise lost and found, the value of credit, economic policy, and the meaning of family
Summary
In a future America, where it is the survival of the financially fittest, two families join a small settlement of Subprimes who have begun an agrarian utopia built on a foreclosed exurb, but when their stability is threatened, a woman on a motorcycle who lacks a credit score rides in to save the day
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Tone
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10415481
Cataloging source
DLC
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1964-
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Greenfeld, Karl Taro
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Subprimes
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:943c104a-78b0-43ed-9242-87c4f72ab582
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062132444
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Subprimes
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:943c104a-78b0-43ed-9242-87c4f72ab582
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062132444
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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