Friday, September 28 at 7:00pm
Lydia Millet, author of Fight No More: Stories (Norton, $24.95).
The newest collection of stories by Pulitzer Prize finalist and local author Lydia Millet is a powerful exploration of what it means to be home. At the center of a web of stories connecting fractured communities and families is Nina, a lonely real-estate broker estranged from her only relative. Millet’s hilariously brutal depiction of modern American life juxtaposes characters of various circumstance living in Los Angeles, impressively weaving together a broader tale with the ability to blindside the unsuspecting reader.
Novelist and short-story writer Lydia Millet is known for her dark humor, idiosyncratic characters and language, and interest in the relationship between humans and other animals. She is the author of Sweet Lamb of Heaven (Norton) and many other award-winning novels. Millet has written books and stories that range from the philosophical to the satirical, on matters including the inventors of the atom bomb, political culture under George H. W. Bush, the discovery of mermaids in a coral reef and the crises of extinction and climate change. She lives in Tucson, where she writes and works in wildlife conservation.
“Millet’s writing— witty, colorful, sometimes poetic— is, line by line, a joy to read, and her storytelling is immensely compelling.” —René Steinke, New York Times Book Review