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Magnificence : a novel

Author: Lydia Millet
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Susan Lindley is adrift after her husband's death. Suddenly gifted her great uncle's Pasadena mansion, she 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. As Susan defends her inheritance from freeloading relatives and explores the mansion's many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Black humor (Literature)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia Millet
ISBN: 9780393081701 0393081702 9780393346855 0393346854
OCLC Number: 783161356
Description: 255 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Lydia Millet.

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A woman embarks on a dazzling new phase in her life after inheriting a sprawling mansion and its vast collection of taxidermy.  Read more...

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Starred review. [A] refreshingly buoyant and unsentimental tale Millet s spare but powerful prose calls to mind the work of J. M. Coetzee. --Jeff Ayres"

 
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