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Ghost Lights - Lydia Millet
Ghost Lights
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A funny and haunting new novel from "one of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation" (Los Angeles Times).Hal is a mild-mannered IRS bureaucrat who suspects that his wife is cheating with her younger, more virile coworker. At a drunken dinner party, Hal volunteers to fly to Belize in search... show more
A funny and haunting new novel from "one of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation" (Los Angeles Times).Hal is a mild-mannered IRS bureaucrat who suspects that his wife is cheating with her younger, more virile coworker. At a drunken dinner party, Hal volunteers to fly to Belize in search of Susan's employer, T.—the protagonist of Lydia Millet's much-lauded novel How the Dead Dream—who has vanished in a tropical jungle, initiating a darkly humorous descent into strange and unpredictable terrain. 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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780393081718 (0393081710)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Trilogy (#2)
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Rod Raglin
Rod Raglin rated it
1.0 I didn't get it and I didn't care
Ever meet one of those mediocre people that never risk anything, but are cynical of everyone else that does? These people give the impression they could be fabulous if they wanted to, but somehow it’s beneath them.This is Hal, the main character in Lydia Millet’s novel Ghost Lights.Did Millet set o...
Kybunnies
Kybunnies rated it
This was an interesting story but a little weird. I did not understand how/why the author gave the book the title. Still enjoyed the book.
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