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How the dead dream: a novel

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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. After his mother's suicide attempt and two other deaths, T. finds himself increasingly estranged from his latest project: a retirement community in the middle of the California desert. As he juggles family, business, and socialresponsibilities, T. begins to nurture a curious obsession with vanishing species. Soon he's living a double life, building sprawling subdivisions by day and breaking into zoos at night to be near the animals. A series of calamities forces T. to a tropical island, where he takes a Conrad-esque journey up a river into the remote jungle. Millet's devastating wit, psychological acuity, and remarkable empathy for flawed humankind contend with her vision of a world slowly murdering itself.
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"At once an involving character study and a stunning meditation on loss . . . Millet’s latest unfolds like a beautiful, disturbing dream." —Publishers Weekly (starred)

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subject_facet Endangered species -- Fiction
Extinction (Biology) -- Fiction
Human-animal relationships -- Fiction
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction
Mothers and sons -- Fiction
Real estate developers -- Fiction
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Extinction (Biology)
Human-animal relationships
Loss (Psychology)
Mothers and sons
Real estate developers