Fight No More: Stories (Paperback)

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Staff Reviews

Another Lydia Millet book, another staff rec for a Lydia Millet book. This is going to keep happening until you give in and read a Lydia Millet book. Or, better yet, just accept your fate and read every Lydia Millet book. If I keep saying "Lydia Millet book" maybe the idea will lodge itself in your mind and you'll have no choice but to pick up a Lydia Millet book. Maybe this Lydia Millet book.

Lydia Millet book.

— From Wesley

Millet writes the kind of cruel stories that you can only write about characters you truly love.

The series of linked stories about incest were so deftly handled I was left dumbfounded.

Get it. Read it. Join my cult.

— From Anje


This wonderfully original collection proves once again that Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet is "the American writer with the funniest, wisest grasp on how we fool ourselves" (Chicago Tribune). In Fight No More, Nina, a lonely real-estate broker estranged from her only relative, is at the center of a web of stories connecting a community through the houses they inhabit. With crackling satire and surprising tenderness, Millet introduces an indelible cast of untidy teens, beastly men, and strong-minded women whose stories begin to outline the fate of one particular family being torn apart by forces they recognize but cannot control. Millet's intellect and beautiful prose deliver profound insight into human behavior, from the ordinary to the bizarre, and draws startling contrasts between house and home.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393357042
ISBN-10: 039335704X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: June 18th, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English