Ghost Lights

Ghost Lights

A Novel

Book - 2011
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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 much-lauded novel How the Dead Dream--who has vanished in a tropical jungle, initiating a darkly humorous descent into strange and unpredictable terrain.Salon raved that Millet's "writing is always flawlessly beautiful, reaching for an experience that precedes language itself." In Ghost Lights, she combines her characteristic wit and a sharp eye for the weirdness that governs human (and nonhuman) interactions. With the scathing satire and tender honesty of Sam Lipsyte and a dark, quirky, absurdist style reminiscent of Joy Williams, Millet has created a comic, startling, and surprisingly philosophical story about idealism and disillusionment, home and not home, and the singular, heartbreaking devotion of parenthood.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393081718
0393081710
Branch Call Number: FICTION Millet Lydia 10/2011
Characteristics: 255 p. ;,22 cm.

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empbee
Jan 27, 2014

The ending made it less predictable. Good read.

runbritannia Mar 29, 2012

Oh my! I had no idea the T of How the Dead Dream was the same man as in Ghost Lights. But I thought T died in How the Dead Dream! And I also read Ghost Lights first, which didn't help. Wow.

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