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Personal possessions, onerous ownership & haunted homes: Lionel Shriver explores 'Property'

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Her new collection of short fiction explores just what it is about owning material things that affects a person's thoughts and actions. Lionel Shriver's anthology "Property" pokes around in the material wealth of late capitalism and reflects upon what it means for its proprietors. The award-winning author of "We Need to Talk About Kevin" talks to us about the power of weakness and the generation gap between Baby Boomers and Millennials in her new book.

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We also discuss the effect of identity politics on the debate surrounding cultural appropriation and the publishing industry's response to it.

And Shriver tells us why, as a UK resident, Brexit provides an entertaining respite from the political landscape in her home country, the United States. 

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