The portable Veblen: a novel

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"A young couple on the brink of marriage--the charming Veblen and her fiancé 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"--
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Betrothal -- Fiction
California -- Fiction
DIGITAL COMPACT DISC
Domestic fiction
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction
Humorous stories
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Medical instruments and apparatus -- Fiction
Palo Alto (Calif.) -- Fiction
Squirrels -- Fiction
Women translators -- Fiction
title_displayThe portable Veblen
title_fullThe Portable Veblen
The Portable Veblen A Novel
The portable Veblen / Elizabeth McKenzie
The portable Veblen : a novel / Elizabeth McKenzie
The portable Veblen [electronic resource] / Elizabeth McKenzie
title_shortThe portable Veblen
title_suba novel
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Betrothal
Domestic fiction
Dysfunctional families
Fiction
Humor (Fiction)
Humorous stories
Literature
Man-woman relationships
Medical instruments and apparatus
Squirrels
Women translators