How the Dead Dream: A Novel

byLydia Millet

Paperback | September 15, 2009

How the Dead Dream: A Novel by Lydia Millet
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As a wealthy, young real-estate developer in Los Angeles, T. lives an isolated life. He has always kept his distance from people - from his doting mother to his crass fraternity brothers - but remains unaware of his loneliness until one night, while driving to Las Vegas, he hits a coyote on the highway. The experience unnerves him and inspires a transformation that leads T. to question his business pursuits for the first time in his life, to take a chance at falling in love, and finally to begin breaking into zoos across the country, where he finds solace in the presence of animals on the brink of extinction. A beautiful, heart-wrenching tale, How the Dead Dream is also a riveting commentary on inidividualism and community in the modern social landscape and how the lives of people and animals are deeply entwined. Judged by many - including the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post Book World - to be Millet's best work to date, it is, as Time Out New York perfectly states: This beautiful writer's most ambitious novel yet, a captivating balancing act between full-bodied satire and bighearted insight.""
Title:How the Dead Dream: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0156035464

ISBN - 13:9780156035460

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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