Magnificence: A Novel

Magnificence: A Novel

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A woman embarks on a dazzling new phase in her life after inheriting a sprawling mansion and its vast collection of taxidermy. Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet is "one of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation" (Scott Timberg, Los Angeles Times). Salon praised her for writing that is "always flawlessly beautiful, reaching for an experience that precedes language itself." The Village Voice added, "If Kurt Vonnegut were still alive, he would be extremely… (more)

Editorial reviews (5 reviews)

There’s much to explore in Magnificence, which is ambitious, often funny and deliciously provocative.

I wanted to love this book because of its willingness to be strange, but I couldn’t give myself over to it entirely. The language is never less than skillful, and the images striking and inventive. But I found the characters oddly lacking in flesh and blood, especially in a novel full of animal flesh.

As it turns out, Susan's grief has been following her far longer than the reader initially knows; the impulses behind her behavior provide, in the end, an abundance of sympathy and humanity that unfolds gradually but no less profoundly or magnificently.

Book Details  

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (October 29, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 457 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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