Mayor of the Universe

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University of Minnesota Press
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5.81 X 7.99 X 0.88 inches | 0.91 pounds

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About the Author

Lorna Landvik is the best-selling author of many novels including Patty Jane's House of Curl, Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons, Oh My Stars, and most recently, Best to Laugh (Minnesota, 2014). She has performed stand-up and improvisational comedy around the country and is also a public speaker, playwright, and actor, most recently seen in an all-improvised, one-woman show Party in the Rec Room.


"This is a book about what it means to be human, as well as a perfect metaphor for the writing life--for what is the task of any writer but to create other realities for readers to revel in and explore? Lorna Landvik's story is quirky and imaginative, and Fletcher's move through these mysteries of time and space is a trip well worth taking." --Judith Guest, author of The Tarnished Eye and Ordinary People
"Smart and sweet, poignant and boisterous, devious and delightful--in short, everything we have come to expect from Lorna Landvik is fully realized in Mayor of the Universe. I might just have to read this one again." --Pete Hautman, author of Godless
"What a great gift Lorna Landvik offers readers in Mayor of the Universe. This wry and wonderfully lyrical look at the human condition is such a beautiful invitation to us to see the goodness to be found in simply enjoying life. I don't think any reader can help but come away encouraged and even a little in awe of the wisdom Landvik offers. Believe me, it's absolutely impossible not to be won over by this winsome tale." --William Kent Krueger, author of Ordinary Grace