Fight No More: Stories

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.6 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Lydia Millet is the author of A Children's Bible, shortlisted for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top 10 book of 2020. Her many other works of fiction have won awards from PEN Center USA and the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She holds a master's degree in environmental economics and works at the Center for Biological Diversity.


As Millet makes exceptionally potent use of the linked-stories form, her writing is razor-edged, her comedy at once caustic and compassionate, and her insights agile as she contrasts rich and poor, house and home, delusion and love. ... [C]onfirms the evolution of this stellar author's vital, caring, and audacious creativity and literary splendor.
[A] shimmering and brilliantly engaged collection.--Marisa Silver
Millet's great virtue is her negative capability. She inhabits the thoughts of the young and the elderly, of the fortunate and the bereaved, and of deviants and crackpots with equal candor and conversational ease.
Superb...The collection is linked through characters that reappear (as relatives, friends, lovers) as the book progresses, showing the ways in which we are living in simultaneous dimensions of pain, betrayal and forgetting. Yet as bleak as their situations may get, there remains a thread of dark humor.
Irresistible ... a sprawling, tender portrait of modern adults quietly trapped by their youthful aspirations.
Millet so readily shifts point of view--by turns she can be a snotty rich kid, a pedophile, and a lower-class cam girl striving to rise above her station. ... A linked-story collection done right, with sensitive and complex characters each looking for a place to call home.
Hilarious and fantastical.... [T]he most original short story collection I've read in years.--Michael Silverblatt