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Mermaids in paradise : a novel, Lydia Millet

Label
Mermaids in paradise : a novel
Title
Mermaids in paradise
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lydia Millet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this hilarious novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet, a honeymooning couple makes friends with a marine biologist who discovers genuine mermaids in a coral reef -- and who, the next night, apparently drowns in her hotel bathtub. As a resort chain swoops in to corner the market on mermaids, the newlyweds (opinionated, skeptical narrator Deb and handsome online gamer Chip, the world's friendliest man) join forces with other vacationers -- including an ex-Navy SEAL with a love of explosives and a hipster Tokyo VJ -- to protect the mermaids from the corporate "Venture of Marvels" that wants to turn their habitat into a theme park
Summary
This delightful book starts out as almost chick-lit, turns into a fantasy adventure, then leads into an underdog heist. The tone reminds me of Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens, with just enough absurdity in a tropical location to keep you on your toes. Protagonist Deb’s husband, Chip, is a total babe (in a nerdy way) and her BFF, Gina, is the best kind of snarky. A highly entertaining read! -- Amanda Monson for LibraryReads
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Mermaids in paradise : a novel, Lydia Millet
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
890310099
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780393245622
Lccn
2014029797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890310099
Label
Mermaids in paradise : a novel, Lydia Millet
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
890310099
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780393245622
Lccn
2014029797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890310099

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