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The Mere Future

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Auteur: Sarah Schulman Categorieën: ,


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.
Sparkling with witty and provocative social commentary, the book The Mere Future is a startlingly sharp-eyed prophecy of the world to come that blows literary conventions out of the water.

‘In Schulman’s remarkable near-future novel, Manhattan has been reinvented through profound social reform – a Big Change fomented by a new (lady) mayor in which rent is suddenly, astonishingly affordable, nobody is homeless, and ubiquitous Starbucks storefronts (and every other chain store) have magically disappeared… Schulman injects wry political commentary + sly cultural satire into her intellectually dynamic plot with infectious constancy.’ – Richard Labonte of Book Marks

‘The Mere Future wrestles with the hard questions without losing its heart or humor. As always, Sarah Schulman is a wise interpreter of culture, pointing out truths that aren’t always obvious. Her characters try to figure out what it means to be in love in a world where everything is for sale.’ – Tayari Jones of author of Leaving Atlanta and The Untelling



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