Lydia Kiesling


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Mobility by Kiesling, Lydia
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"A masterpiece of misdirection." --Geraldine Brooks

"Mobility is a truly gripping coming-of-age story about navigating a world of corporate greed that's both laugh-out-loud funny and politically incisive." --Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor

Bunny Glenn believes in climate change. But she also likes to get paid.

The year is 1998. The Soviet Union is dissolved, the Cold War is over, and Bunny Glenn is a lonely American teenager in Azerbaijan with her Foreign Service family. Through Bunny's bemused eyes, we watch global interests flock to her temporary backyard for Caspian oil and pipeline access, hearing rumbles of the expansion of the American security state and the buildup to the War on Terror. We follow Bunny from adolescence to middle age--from Baku to Athens to Houston--as her own ambition and desire for comfort lead her to a career in the oil industry, eventually returning to the scene of her youth, where slippery figures from the past reappear in an era of political and climate breakdown.

Propulsive and thought-provoking, empathetic yet pointed, Mobility is a story about class, power, politics, and desire told through the life of one woman--her social milieu, her romances, her unarticulated wants. Through Bunny's life choices, Lydia Kiesling masterfully explores American forms of complicity and inertia, moving between the local and the global, the personal and the political, and using fiction's singular power to illuminate a life shaped by its context.

Publisher: Crooked Media Reads
Published: 08/01/2023
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.00w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9781638930563

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 03/01/2023 pg. 3
Publishers Weekly 06/12/2023
Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2023
Library Journal 08/01/2023 pg. 80
Booklist 08/01/2023 pg. 24
BookPage 08/01/2023