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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.76 X 8.33 X 0.92 inches | 0.78 pounds

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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 has a master's degree in environmental economics and lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Camden, Maine.


Tender but never sentimental, wearing its intelligence in a low-slung style, Dinosaurs is a garden of earthly delights.--Laura Mechling "Vogue"
Dinosaurs solidifies a new phase of Millet's career....The spaciousness of the style makes the sense of loss richer and the questions posed--what constitutes moral action, how best can we help one another--at once simpler and more profound.... Millet's great insight--why her writing matters so much right now--is that looking outside the human is what gives human life its meaning.--Christine Smallwood "New York Times Magazine"
This gentle, redemptive novel follows a damaged, trusting man as he heals through human connection and requited love.... it leaves a warm afterglow and an optimism that lingers.--Sally Morris "Daily Mail"
Millet returns with a brilliant story of survival, one subtler and more effective than the NBA-shortlisted A Children's Bible (2020)....This wonderful and dynamic writer is at the top of her game.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
[I]ridescent prose.--Katie O'Reilly "Sierra"
Millet has perfected charged, science-based prose that takes a surgeon's loupe to how people interact with nature.--L. A. Taggart "San Francisco Chronicle"
Deceptively simple and quietly lovely.--Adrienne Westenfeld "Esquire"
[E]nfolds thematic and psychological depths in elegant, deceptively simply prose.... Another life-affirming work from a writer who always carves her own literary path.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
[A]n intriguing portrait of a lonesome man trying to do good in a grim world.--Donna Seaman "Booklist (starred review)"
[S]harp and implacably funny...The novel is both aubade and vesper. It implies that some people can't escape the prisons of who they are.... Millet's novels draw solace from the idea that we are infinitely bigger than ourselves.--Katy Waldman "The New Yorker"
Minimalist, well-crafted... Millet is exceptionally skilled at what she does.--Sandra Newman "The Guardian"