Clever word craft, poetic political satire and biting humor on every page.--Publishers Weekly
The paperback edition of Sarah Schulman's dystopian satire about urban mores set in New York sometime in the future, when the city has morphed into an idealized version of itself: where rent is cheap, homelessness is nonexistent, and the only job left is marketing. But all is not as it seems, culminating in a murder committed by a prominent New Yorker and a resulting trial that transfixes the city.
Kessler Award-winner Sarah Schulman's other books include Rat Bohemia, The Child, and Ties that Bind.
"Clever word craft, poetic political satire and biting humor on every page." Publishers Weekly
"Schulman injects wry political commentary and sly cultural satire into her intellectually dynamic plot with infectious constancy." Richard Labonte, Book Marks
"Shockingly of the moment ... The Mere Future is set a few years hence 'when things are slightly better because there has been a big change,' and, as she always does, Schulman fashions a writing style that suits the setting ... [This] is probably Schulman’s funniest book." Lambda Book Report
"The Mere Future is an intelligently written satire ... Excellently crafted prose, reminiscent of Oscar Wilde." New York Journal of Books
"Schulman's humor is painfully sharp, her sarcasm sharper, and her intellect sharpest of all. If you play with her, she'll show you some things you probably didn't want -- but needed -- to know." Liberty Press
"In The Mere Future, Sarah Schulman emerges as a unique voice in speculative fiction." East Bay Express