Magnificence by Lydia Millet audiobook

Magnificence

By Lydia Millet
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Dreamscape 9780393081701
6.85 Hours 1
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This stunning novel introduces Susan Lindley, a woman adrift after her husband's death. Suddenly gifted her great uncle's Pasadena mansion, Susan decides to restore his extensive collection of preserved animals, tending to "the fur and feathers, the beaks, the bones and shimmering tails." Meanwhile, a menagerie of uniquely damaged humans—including a cheating husband and a chorus of eccentric elderly women—joins her in residence. Funny and heartbreaking, Magnificence is the story of a woman emerging from the sudden dissolution of her family. Millet's trademark themes (including evolution and extinction, children and parenthood, loss and wonder) produce a rapturous final act to the critically acclaimed cycle of novels that began with How the Dead Dream.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Fiction

A 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for Fiction

A 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for Fiction

A 2012 Barnes & Noble Best Book for Fiction

Selected for the November 2012 Indie Next List

A 2012 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Fiction

A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title”, November 2012

This stunning novel introduces Susan Lindley, a woman adrift after her husband's death. Suddenly gifted her great uncle's Pasadena mansion, Susan decides to restore his extensive collection of preserved animals, tending to "the fur and feathers, the beaks, the bones and shimmering tails." Meanwhile, a menagerie of uniquely damaged humans—including a cheating husband and a chorus of eccentric elderly women—joins her in residence. Funny and heartbreaking, Magnificence is the story of a woman emerging from the sudden dissolution of her family.

Millet's trademark themes (including evolution and extinction, children and parenthood, loss and wonder) produce a rapturous final act to the critically acclaimed cycle of novels that began with How the Dead Dream.

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Author Bio: Lydia Millet

Author Bio: Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet is the author of the New York Times Notable Book Ghost Lights and several other works of fiction. Her short story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English