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Mermaids in paradise : a novel

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Mermaids, kidnappers, and mercenaries hijack a tropical vacation in this genre-bending sendup of the American honeymoon. On the grounds of a Caribbean island resort, newlyweds Deb and Chip—our opinionated, skeptical narrator and her cheerful jock husband who's friendly to a fault—meet a marine biologist who says she's sighted mermaids in a coral reef. As the resort's "parent company" swoops in to corner the market on mythological creatures, the couple joins forces with other adventurous souls, including an ex–Navy SEAL with a love of explosives and a hipster Tokyo VJ, to save said mermaids from the "Venture of Marvels," which wants to turn their reef into a theme park. Mermaids in Paradise is Lydia Millet's funniest book yet, tempering the sharp satire of her early career with the empathy and subtlety of her more recent novels and short stories. This is an unforgettable, mesmerizing tale, darkly comic on the surface and illuminating in its depths.

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Caledonia Library Association FIC MIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52135300256691
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Dansville Public Library FIC MIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300363826
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Geneva Public Library MILLET (Text)
First Floor Fiction
52118300842900
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Lima Public Library FIC MIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139000983971
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Red Jacket Community Library F MIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
RJP0102523
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Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Millet (Text)
Adult Fiction
52129300849456
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC MIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
31846002586369
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