Magnificence : a novel
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New York : W.W. Norton, c2013.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
255 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Fiction Millet
Description
Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet is "one of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation" (Scott Timberg,nbsp;Los Angeles Times).nbsp;Salon praised her for writing that is "always flawlessly beautiful, reaching for an experience that precedes language itself." The Village Voice added, "If Kurt Vonnegut were still alive, he would be extremely jealous."This stunning new novel presents Susan Lindley, a woman adrift after her husband's death and the dissolution of her family. Embarking on a new phase in her life after inheriting her uncle's sprawling mansion and its vast collection of taxidermy, Susan decides to restore the neglected, moth-eaten animal mounts, tending to "the fur and feathers, the beaks, the bones and shimmering tails." Meanwhile an equally derelict human menagerie--including an unfaithful husband and a chorus of eccentric old women--joins her in residence.In a setting both wondrous and absurd, Susan defends her legacy from freeloading relatives and explores the mansion's unknown spaces. Funny and heartbreaking, Magnificencenbsp;explores evolution and extinction, children and parenthood, loss and revelation. The result is the rapturous final act to the critically acclaimed cycle of novels that began withnbsp;How the Dead Dream.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780393081701, 0393081702

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Susan Lindley is a woman adrift after her husband's death. Suddenly given her great uncle's Pasadena mansion, Susan decides to restore his extensive collection of preserved animals. Meanwhile, a menagerie of uniquely damaged humans, including a cheating husband and a chorus of eccentric elderly women, joins her in residence.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Millet, L. (2013). Magnificence: a novel. New York: W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Millet, Lydia, 1968-. 2013. Magnificence: A Novel. New York: W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Millet, Lydia, 1968-, Magnificence: A Novel. New York: W.W. Norton, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Millet, Lydia. Magnificence: A Novel. New York: W.W. Norton, 2013. Print.

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