The Subprimes, Karl Taro Greenfeld
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The Subprimes

Author: Karl Taro Greenfeld

Narrator: Adam Verner

Unabridged: 9 hr 13 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Published: 05/19/2015

Genre: Fiction - Satire

Synopsis

In a future America that feels increasingly familiar, you are your credit score. Extreme wealth inequality has created a class of have-nothings: Subprimes. Their bad credit ratings make them unemployable. Jobless and without assets, they've 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. Desperate for work and food, a Subprime family has been forced to migrate east. They are soon joined in their odyssey by a writer and his family - slightly better off, yet 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.

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