Magnificence

Magnificence Cover

Magnificence

By Lydia Millet; Xe Sands (Read by)

Dreamscape Media, Compact Disc, 9781611209839

Publication Date: November 5, 2012

Description
This stunning novel introduces Susan Lindley, 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. Funny and heartbreaking, Magnificence is the story of a woman emerging from the sudden dissolution of her family. Millet's trademark themes - evolution and extinction, children and parenthood, loss and wonder - produce a rapturous final act to the critically acclaimed cycle of novels that began with How the Dead Dream.


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

Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of the Nightwalkers series from Jaquelyn Frank. She has received several honors, including several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a coveted Audie Award, and was named Favorite Debut Romance Narrator of 2011 in the Romance Audiobooks poll.