W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393081718, 255pp.
Publication Date: October 24, 2011
Salon raved that Millet's "writing is always flawlessly beautiful, reaching for an experience that precedes language itself." In Ghost Lights, she combines her characteristic wit and a sharp eye for the weirdness that governs human (and nonhuman) interactions. With the scathing satire and tender honesty of Sam Lipsyte and a dark, quirky, absurdist style reminiscent of Joy Williams, Millet has created a comic, startling, and surprisingly philosophical story about idealism and disillusionment, home and not home, and the singular, heartbreaking devotion of parenthood.
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-USA Award for Fiction. Raised in Toronto, she now lives in the desert outside Tucson, Arizona, with her husband and daughter.Visit the author's website at www.lydiamillet.net