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.
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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