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Millet, Lydia 1968-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 198 publications in 3 languages and 11,678 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Black humor  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Short stories  Dystopian fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PZ7.M5998, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Lydia Millet
Publications by Lydia Millet
Most widely held works by Lydia Millet
Mermaids in paradise : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,377 libraries worldwide
Deb and Chip, a couple honeymooning at a Caribbean resort, meet a marine biologist who claims to have sighted mermaids at a nearby coral reef, and join with other adventurers to protect the mermaids when the resort reveals plans to build a theme park on the reef
Sweet lamb of heaven : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,370 libraries worldwide
Lydia Millet's chilling new novel is the first-person account of a young mother, Anna, escaping her cold and unfaithful husband, a businessman who's just launched his first campaign for political office. When Ned chases Anna and their six-year-old daughter from Alaska to Maine, the two go into hiding in a run-down motel on the coast. But the longer they stay, the less the guests in the dingy motel look like typical tourists-- and the less Ned resembles a typical candidate. As his pursuit of Anna and their child moves from threatening to criminal, Ned begins to alter his wife's world in ways she never could have imagined. A double-edged and satisfying story with a strong female protagonist, a thrilling plot, and a creeping sense of the apocalyptic, Sweet Lamb of Heaven builds to a shattering ending with profound implications for its characters-- and for all of us
How the dead dream : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
General Adult. 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, whos been deserted by T.s now out-of-the-closet father. After his mothers 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 social responsibilities, T. begins to nurture a curious obsession with vanishing species. Soon hes living a double life, building sprawling subdivisions by day and breaking into zoos at night to be near the animals
Ghost lights : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 896 libraries worldwide
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 novel How the Dead Dream--who has vanished in a tropical jungle, initiating a darkly humorous descent into strange and unpredictable terrain
Oh pure and radiant heart by Lydia Millet( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and French and held by 827 libraries worldwide
When a shy librarian in Santa Fe sees Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, and Leo Szilard, she risks her career and relationships to follow them, building a cult following comprised of hippis, bikers, anthropologists, and survivors of the atom bomb to mount a massive march on Washington
Love in infant monkeys : stories by Lydia Millet( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
"Lions, Komodo dragons, dogs, monkeys, and pheasants -- all have shared spotlights and tabloid headlines with celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Thomas Edison, and David Hasselhoff. Millet hilariously tweaks these unholy communions to run a stake through the heart of our fascination with famous people and pop culture. While in so much fiction animals exist as symbols of good and evil or as author stand-ins, they represent nothing but themselves in Millet's ruthlessly lucid prose. Implacable in their actions, the animals in Millet's spiraling fictional riffs and flounces show up their humans as bloated with foolishness yet curiously vulnerable, as in a tour-de-force Kabbalah-infused interior monologue by Madonna after she shoots a pheasant on her Scottish estate. Millet treads newly imaginative territory with these charismatic tales."--Publisher
My happy life : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 521 libraries worldwide
Even though she is trapped within the walls of a mental hospital where she eats soap, toothpaste, and even wall plaster in search of a dietary adventure, the narrator is happy and has faith in the goodwill of others, loves her enemies, and finds solace in the downtrodden
Pills and starships by Lydia Millet( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Nat and her hacker brother Sam have come to Hawaii for their parents' Final Week. Global warming has devastated the planet, and the disintegrating society that remains is run by "corporates" who keep the population complacent through a constant diet of "pharma." The few Americans who still live well also live long -- so long that older adults, like Nat's parents, bow out not by natural means but by buying death contracts. While Nat grapples with the bizarre ritual of her parents' slickly engineered last days, Sam begins to uncover a secret, wilder Hawaii hidden beneath the high-gloss corporate veneer. Their family's Final Week races toward its climax in the face of a looming hurricane as Nat struggles to protect herself and the people she loves -- along the way forging her own surprising path to hope
Mermaids in paradise : [a novel] by Lydia Millet( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
A honeymooning couple makes friends with a marine biologist who discovers genuine mermaids in a coral reef and who, the next night, apparently drowns in her hotel bathtub. As a resort chain swoops in to corner the market on mermaids, the newlyweds, Deb and Chip, join forces with other vacationers, including an ex-Navy SEAL with a love of explosives and a hipster Tokyo VJ, to protect the mermaids from the corporate 'Venture of Marvels' that wants to turn their habitat into a theme park
Sweet lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Lydia Millet's chilling new novel is the first-person account of a young mother, Anna, escaping her cold and unfaithful husband; a businessman who's just launched his first campaign for political office. When Ned chases Anna and their six-year-old daughter from Alaska to Maine, the two go into hiding in a run-down motel on the coast. As his pursuit of Anna and their child moves from threatening to criminal, Ned begins to alter his wife's world in ways she never could have imagined. This double-edged and satisfying story features a strong female protagonist, a thrilling plot, and a creeping sense of the apocalyptic. Sweet Lamb of Heaven builds to a shattering ending with profound implications for its characters
The shimmers in the night : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
When Cara's brother, Jax, texts her from "smart kids boot camp" in Boston, Cara and her two best friends go to the rescue and discover the camp is a front for her missing mother's organization that is fighting a force out to destroy life on Earth
George Bush, dark prince of love : a presidential romance by Lydia Millet( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 libraries worldwide
A woman has an imaginary romance with President Bush. She is Rosemary, an obese ex-convict who talks to him when he is on TV and writes him letters, one of which brings the FBI. On inheriting money she becomes a Republican contributor in the hope of meeting her hero
Omnivores : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
A spoof on gender relations featuring Estee Kraft, a female slave. First, it's slave to her eccentric father who home-schools her in cock fighting, then after she breaks free, to a lawyer who exploits her and by whom she becomes pregnant, then slave to her son
Everyone's pretty by Lydia Millet( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Magnificence by Lydia Millet( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
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
Pills and starships : a novel by Lydia Millet( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
In a world plagued by global warming and controlled by pharmaceutical corporations, seventeen-year-old Nat and her hacker brother Sam uncover government secrets as they race to protect their family and forge their own path to hope
The bodies of the ancients : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
"The Sykes family are hoping to enjoy a normal Cape Cod summer. But there are strong and surprising forces lined up against them and there will be unexpected revelations and the highest price will have to be paid"--
The fires beneath the sea : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Cara's mother is missing and the rest of her family is ignoring the problem or is busy with other things. But when a watery spector begins to haunt the family's Cape Cod home, Cara and her brothers realize their scientist mother may not have been who they thought she was. With the help of Cara's best friend Hayley, the brothers and sisters embark on a quest that will lead them from Cape's hidden, ancient places to a shipwreck at the bottom of the sea. They're soon on the front lines of an ancient battle between good and evil, with the terrifying Pouring Man close on their heels
The Petroleum Manga: A Project by Marina Zurkow by Abigail Simon( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in Undetermined and held by 39 libraries worldwide
The Petroleum Manga, first conceived of and rendered as 10-foot banners printed on Tyvek for gallery installation is now reproduced in book form.Originally, manga was used in Japanese to refer to whimsical drawings or picture books. Long before manga was a multi-billion-dollar-a-year comic book industry, there was Hokusais thirteen-volume manga, depicting everything from trees to demons, from squirrels to shingles. This was the work that inspired the form for Marina Zurkows own crazy amalgam depicting a taxonomy of products derived from petroleum.Remaining true to this inspiration, this book compiles a curious array of imaginative-philosophical texts by a variety of poets, fiction writers, theorists illuminating, illustrating, fabulating, and riffing upon a wide range of petrochemical-based objects and ideas. This "collection" maps new webs of relations between us and these seemingly ubiquitous yet often unremarked objects, along the lines of a fanciful petro-poetics.Fanciful, yet dead serious. As Duncan Murrell writes, " . . . our plastics will live forever, no longer able to decompose, while we become molecules again. When we are long gone, there will still be plastic clown masks circling in the Pacific Ocean. This, and not our great works of art and literature, will be the persistent legacy of life on earth, these objects crafted out of lifes own ancient flesh."
 
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Alternative Names
Lydia Millet Amerikaans schrijfster
Lydia Millet écrivaine américaine
Lydia Millet escritora estadounidense
لیدیا میلت نویسنده آمریکایی
ലിഡിയ മില്ലറ്റ്
밀레, 리디아 1968-
밀릿, 리디아 1968-
Languages
English (148)
French (5)
Turkish (1)
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