Mermaids in Paradise


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$15.95  $14.83
W. W. Norton & Company
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5.5 X 0.7 X 8.2 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

LYDIA MILLET is the author of several previous novels, including Everyone's Pretty and My Happy Life, which won the 2003 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction. She lives in the desert outside Tucson, Arizona.


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
Suspenseful, philosophical, and tropical--the funniest you'll ever read on ecotourism and the wisest you'll ever read on mermaids.--Natalie Beach
A writer without limits, always surprising, always hilarious.--Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia! and Orange World and Other Stories
[A] deft satire.--Melissa Maerz
Lydia Millet is the American writer with the funniest, wisest grasp on how we fool ourselves.--Charles Finch
A romp with sharp teeth...a slapstick variation on Millet's abiding theme: the relationship between human beings and the natural world.--Laura Miller
[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.
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 and Weather