By Lydia Millet
“Hilariously humorous. . . . Lydia Millet’s novels increase the bar for boldness.”―Rene Steinke, New York occasions ebook Review
at the grounds of a Caribbean island lodge, newlyweds Deb and Chip―our opinionated, skeptical narrator and her joyful jock husband who is pleasant to a fault―meet a marine biologist who says she's sighted mermaids in a coral reef.
As the resort's "parent corporation" swoops in to nook the industry on mythological creatures, the couple joins forces with different adventurous souls, together with an ex–Navy SEAL with a love of explosives and a hipster Tokyo VJ, to avoid wasting acknowledged mermaids from the "Venture of Marvels," which desires to flip their reef right into a topic park.
Mermaids in Paradise is Lydia Millet's funniest publication but, tempering the pointy satire of her early occupation with the empathy and subtlety of her newer novels and brief tales. this is often an unforgettable, enchanting story, darkly comedian at the floor and illuminating in its depths.