Mermaids in Paradise

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Product Details

Price
$25.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.06 X 8.75 inches | 1.04 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393245622

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About the Author

Lydia Millet is the author of A Children's Bible, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top 10 book of 2020, among other works of fiction. She has won awards from PEN Center USA and the American Academy of Arts and Letters and been shortlisted for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Reviews

Millet, with her keen sense of the absurd, brings the book to a surprising conclusion, and makes a point about corporate greed and the destruction of the environment without being heavy-handed.--Moira Hodgson
With equal parts calculated wryness and pleading earnestness, [Millet] delivers a thrilling piece of fabulist fiction.
A hilarious genre-bender that strikes some serious chords.--Jane Ciabattari
I laughed so hard all over town...leave it to Lydia Millet to capsize her human characters in aquamarine waters and upstage their honeymoon with mermaids. I am awed to know there's a mind like Millet's out there--she's a writer without limits, always surprising, always hilarious.--Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove
[A] laser-focused satire... The novel has the shape and pace of a thriller... An admirable example of a funny novel with a serious message that works swimmingly. Dive in.
Suspenseful, philosophical, and tropical--the funniest you'll ever read on ecotourism and the wisest you'll ever read on mermaids.--Natalie Beach
[A] deft satire... Millet ramps up the suspense.--Melissa Maerz
A romp with sharp teeth... a slapstick variation on Millet's abiding theme: the relationship between human beings and the natural world.--Laura Miller
Now that David Foster Wallace is gone, I think Lydia Millet is the American writer with the funniest, wisest grasp on how we fool ourselves... she has as good a chance as anyone to write the novel that defines our time.--Charles Finch
Mermaids in Paradise makes brilliant comedy out of a honeymoon trip that veers from the absurd to the sublime and back again. Lydia Millet is a stone-cold genius.--Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation