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The subprimes: a novel
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New York : Harper, [2015].
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201 pages ; 24 cm.
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In a future America that feels increasingly familiar, you are your credit score. Extreme wealth inequlaity created a class of have-nothings: Subprimes. Their bad credit ratings have lost them jobs and make them unemployable. Jobless and without assets, they have 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 Tasro 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 Californian 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 but 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 motocycle-- suspiciously lacking a credit score...who may just save the world.

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In a future America that feels increasingly familiar, you are your credit score. Extreme wealth inequlaity created a class of have-nothings: Subprimes. Their bad credit ratings have lost them jobs and make them unemployable. Jobless and without assets, they have 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 Tasro 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 Californian 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 but 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 motocycle-- suspiciously lacking a credit score...who may just save the world.
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Greenfeld, K. T. (2015). The subprimes: a novel. First edition. New York, Harper.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Greenfeld, Karl Taro, 1964-. 2015. The Subprimes: A Novel. New York, Harper.

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Greenfeld, Karl Taro, 1964-, The Subprimes: A Novel. New York, Harper, 2015.

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Greenfeld, Karl Taro. The Subprimes: A Novel. First edition. New York, Harper, 2015.

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