“Hilariously funny. . . . Lydia Millet’s novels raise the bar for boldness.”―Rene Steinke, New York Times Book ReviewOn the grounds of a Caribbean island resort, newlyweds Deb and Chip―our opinionated, skeptical narrator and her cheerful jock husband who's friendly to a fault―meet a marine biologist who says she's sighted mermaids in a coral reef. As the resort's "parent company" swoops in to corn...
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (October 13, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
Amazon Rank: 206332
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This started out slowly and the narrator Deb's voice was on the snarky side so I didn't like her at first and it took me a while to get into it. It picked up in the middle, after Deb and her new husband Chip got to the Caribbean island for their hone...
et on mythological creatures, the couple joins forces with other adventurous souls, including an ex–Navy SEAL with a love of explosives and a hipster Tokyo VJ, to save said mermaids from the "Venture of Marvels," which wants to turn their reef into a theme park.Mermaids in Paradise is Lydia Millet's funniest book yet, tempering the sharp satire of her early career with the empathy and subtlety of her more recent novels and short stories. This is an unforgettable, mesmerizing tale, darkly comic on the surface and illuminating in its depths.