Biography

Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet is the author of numerous books of fiction. Her novel GHOST LIGHTS was a New York Times Notable Book; its sequel MAGNIFICENCE was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle and Los Angeles Times Awards in fiction; and her story collection LOVE IN INFANT MONKEYS was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She lives outside Tucson, Arizona.

Lydia Millet

Books by Lydia Millet

by Lydia Millet - Fiction

On the grounds of a Caribbean island resort, newlyweds Deb and Chip meet a marine biologist who says she has sighted mermaids in a coral reef. As the resort's "parent company" swoops in to corner the market on mythological creatures, the couple joins forces with other adventurous souls to save said mermaids from the "Venture of Marvels," which wants to turn their reef into a theme park.

by Lydia Millet - Fiction

Susan Lindley is a woman adrift after her husband’s death. Suddenly gifted her great uncle’s Pasadena mansion, Susan decides to restore his extensive collection of preserved animals, tending to “the fur and feathers, the beaks, the bones and shimmering tails.” Meanwhile, a menagerie of uniquely damaged humans --- including a cheating husband and a chorus of eccentric elderly women --- joins her in residence.

by Lydia Millet - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Hal, a man baffled by his wife's obsession with her young employer, T., and haunted by the accident that paralyzed his daughter, Casey. In a moment of drunken heroism, Hal embarks on a quest to find T.