Biloxi by Mary Miller audiobook

Biloxi: A Novel

By Mary Miller
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Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9781631492167
7.73 Hours Unabridged
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Mary Miller seizes the mantle of Southern literature with this wry tale of middle age and the unexpected turns a life can take. Like her predecessors Ann Beattie and Raymond Carver, Mary Miller brings an essential voice to her generation. Building on her critically acclaimed novel The Last Days of California and her biting collection Always Happy Hour, Miller slyly transports listeners to her unapologetic corner of the South—this time, Biloxi, Mississippi, home to sixty-three-year-old Louis McDonald, Jr. His wife of thirty-seven years left him, his father has passed—and he has impulsively retired from his job in anticipation of an inheritance check that may not come. In the meantime, he watches reality television, sips beer, and avoids his ex-wife and daughter. One day, he stops at a house advertising free dogs and meets overweight mixed-breed Layla. Unexpectedly, Louis takes her, and, newly invigorated, begins investigating local dog parks and buying extra bologna. Mining the absurdities of life with her signature "droll minimalist's-eye view of America" (Joyce Carol Oates), Biloxi affirms Miller's place in contemporary literature.

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Mary Miller seizes the mantle of Southern literature with this wry tale of middle age and the unexpected turns a life can take.

Like her predecessors Ann Beattie and Raymond Carver, Mary Miller brings an essential voice to her generation. Building on her critically acclaimed novel The Last Days of California and her biting collection Always Happy Hour, Miller slyly transports listeners to her unapologetic corner of the South—this time, Biloxi, Mississippi, home to sixty-three-year-old Louis McDonald, Jr. His wife of thirty-seven years left him, his father has passed—and he has impulsively retired from his job in anticipation of an inheritance check that may not come. In the meantime, he watches reality television, sips beer, and avoids his ex-wife and daughter. One day, he stops at a house advertising free dogs and meets overweight mixed-breed Layla. Unexpectedly, Louis takes her, and, newly invigorated, begins investigating local dog parks and buying extra bologna. Mining the absurdities of life with her signature "droll minimalist's-eye view of America" (Joyce Carol Oates), Biloxi affirms Miller's place in contemporary literature.

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Author Bio: Mary Miller

Author Bio: Mary Miller

Mary Miller grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the author of the chapbooks Less Shiny and They Could No Longer Contain Themselves, as well as the novel The Last Days of California. Her fiction has been published in dozens of journals and anthologies, including McSweeney’s Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Mississippi Review, American Short Fiction, Oxford American, and New Stories from the South 2008. She received a master’s degree in English and creative writing from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. A graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, she returned to Mississippi in the fall of 2014 to serve as the John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at Ole Miss.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English