Synopses & Reviews
Over twelve novels and two collections Lydia Millet has emerged as a major American novelist, writing vividly about the ties between people and other animals and the crisis of extinction. Her exquisite new novel, the first since A Children's Bible ("a blistering little classic"-Ron Charles, Washington Post), tells the story of an Arizona man's relationship with the family next door, whose house has one wall made entirely out of glass. The story delivers attraction and love, friendship and grief. But Millet also evokes the uncanny. Through close observation of human and animal life in the desert, she captures the daunting scale of human society without losing sight of the real difference one person can make in the world. Written with humor and benevolence, Dinosaurs asks big questions. Can a person be good? Can a man be good? Compellingly told, emotionally moving, intellectually rich, Dinosaurs may be Millet's finest novel yet.
"[A]n intriguing portrait of a lonesome man trying to do good in a grim world.-" — Booklist (Starred Review)
"[E]nfolds thematic and psychological depths in elegant, deceptively simply prose.... Another life-affirming work from a writer who always carves her own literary path." — Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"Millet returns with a brilliant story of survival, one subtler and more effective than the NBA-shortlisted A Children's Bible (2020)....This wonderful and dynamic writer is at the top of her game." — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
About the Author
Lydia Millet is the author of A Children's Bible, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times 10 Best Book of 2020, among other works of fiction. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.