DescriptionIn her first story collection since Love in Infant Monkeys, which became a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Lydia Millet explores what it means to be home. Nina, a lonely real-estate broker estranged from her only relative, is at the center of a web of stories connecting fractured communities and families. She moves through the houses of L.A.'s wealthy elite and finds men and women both crass and tender, vicious and desperate. With wit and intellect, Millet offers profound insight into human behavior from the ordinary to the bizarre: strong-minded girls are beset by the helpless; myopic executives are tormented by their employees; and beastly men do beastly things. Fresh off the critical triumph of Sweet Lamb of Heaven (longlisted for the National Book Award), Millet is pioneering a new kind of satire--compassionate toward its victims and hilariously brutal in its depiction of modern American life.
June 19, 2018
6.5 X 1.1 X 5.4 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author
Lydia Millet has written twelve works of fiction. She has won awards from PEN Center USA and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and her books have been longlisted for the National Book Award, shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and named as New York Times Notable Books. Her story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She lives outside Tucson, Arizona.
Madeleine Lambert graduated with honors from Duke University and received her MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. Among her performances at Trinity Repertory Company are Shelby in Steel Magnolias and Belle in A Christmas Carol. Madeleine is also an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator.