Lydia Millet



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 17 titles

  • General Fiction

    Jun-2018

    Twelve interlocking stories set in Los Angeles describe a broken family through the homes they inhabit. In her first story collection since Love in Infant Monkeys, which became a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Lydia Millet explores what it means to be h...

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  • Fantasy

    Mar-2017

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  • Fantasy

    May-2016

    Lydia Millet's chilling new novel is the first-person account of a young mother, Anna, escaping her cold and unfaithful husband; a businessman who's just launched his first campaign for political office. When Ned chases Anna and their six-year-old da...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2014

    On the grounds of a Caribbean island resort, newlyweds Deb and Chip―our opinionated, skeptical narrator and her cheerful jock husband who's friendly to a fault―meet a marine biologist who says she's sighted mermaids in a coral reef. As the re...

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  • Action Adventure

    Jun-2014

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  • Action Adventure

    May-2014

    A teenage girl and her brother fight for their family’s future in a world devastated by climate change: “Thrillingly scary . . . There is much here to enjoy” (The Washington Post).   In a dystopian future brought about by global warming, se...

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  • Literary

    Nov-2012

    A woman embarks on a dazzling new phase in her life after inheriting a sprawling mansion and its vast collection of taxidermy. Lydia Millet is “one of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation” (Scott Timberg, Los Angeles Times). This stu...

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  • Science Fiction / Fantasy

    Sep-2012

    Dissenters -

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  • Literary

    Nov-2011

    Hal is a mild-mannered IRS bureaucrat who suspects that his wife is cheating with her younger, more virile coworker. At a drunken dinner party, Hal volunteers to fly to Belize in search of Susan's employer, T. -- the protagonist of Lydia Millet's muc...

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  • Science Fiction / Fantasy

    Jul-2011

    Dissenters -

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2009

    Lions, Komodo dragons, dogs, monkeys, and pheasants — all have shared spotlights and tabloid headlines with celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Thomas Edison, and David Hasselhoff. Millet hilariously tweaks these unholy communions to run a stake throu...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2008

    T. is a young Los Angeles real estate developer consumed by power and political ambitions. His orderly, upwardly mobile life is thrown into chaos by the sudden appearance of his nutty mother, who's been deserted by T.'s now out-of-the-closet father. ...

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  • Literary

    May-2007

    At the opening of My Happy Life, the unnamed narrator has been abandoned in a locked room of a deserted mental hospital. She hasn't seen the nice man who brings her food in days; so she's eaten the soap, the toothpaste, and even tried to eat the plas...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2006

    Nearly sixty years after they watched history's first mushroom cloud rise over the desert in 1945, scientists Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and Enrico Fermi mysteriously appear in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Faced with the evidence of their nuclear lega...

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  • Literary

    Feb-2005

    Written by the acclaimed author of My Happy Life and George Bush, Dark Prince of Love, Everyone's Pretty is a savagely funny novel about the search for God, sex, and significance. When he's not drinking himself into a stupor, stealing credit cards t...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2000

    "Some women like muscle. Brute strength, or the illusion of it. Their idea of an attractive man is a craggy meatpacker with a squirrel brain, who likes to crush vermin with his bare fist. I call these women Reaganites....Personally, I've always prefe...

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  • General Fiction

    Lydia Millet’s debut novel, first published in 1996, is an explosive satire that scorches our culture’s monstrous men and institutions.In a claustrophobic, surreal California house, teenager Estée Kraft lives with her domineering father, whose o...

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