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Everyone’s Pretty: A Novel

Literary


by
Lydia Millet

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 200 pages

File size: 399 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Written by the acclaimed author of My Happy Life and George Bush, Dark Prince of Love, Everyone’s Pretty is a savagely funny novel about the search for God, sex, and significance.

When he’s not drinking himself into a stupor, stealing credit cards to pay for sex, or plotting his fame with a horny midget, Los Angeles pornographer Dean Decetes entertains messianic delusions and freeloads wantonly from his spinster sister. Distancing herself from her deadbeat sibling, Bucella obsesses over the quasi-religious love notes she writes to her boss and reassures a coterie of codependent coworkers, including a hygiene-phobic Christian Scientist and a depressive blonde bombshell named Alice. Next door, a teenage math genius has endured humiliation at the hands of her mother and is running away from home. She hightails it to a local dive and hooks up with Dean’s editor from the porno magazine.

Told from five hilariously bizarre points of view, this novel serves up a fabulously florid cast of characters, many inspired by author Lydia Millet’s two-year stint working at Larry Flynt Publications.

Written by the acclaimed author of My Happy Life and George Bush, Dark Prince of Love, Everyone’s Pretty is a savagely funny novel about the search for God, sex, and significance.

When he’s not drinking himself into a stupor, stealing credit cards to pay for sex, or plotting his fame with a horny midget, Los Angeles pornographer Dean Decetes entertains messianic delusions and freeloads wantonly from his spinster sister. Distancing herself from her deadbeat sibling,… (more)

Written by the acclaimed author of My Happy Life and George Bush, Dark Prince of Love, Everyone’s Pretty is a savagely funny novel about the search for God, sex, and significance.

When he’s not drinking himself into a stupor, stealing credit cards to pay for sex, or plotting his fame with a horny midget, Los Angeles pornographer Dean Decetes entertains messianic delusions and freeloads wantonly from his spinster sister. Distancing herself from her deadbeat sibling, Bucella obsesses over the quasi-religious love notes she writes to her boss and reassures a coterie of codependent coworkers, including a hygiene-phobic Christian Scientist and a depressive blonde bombshell named Alice. Next door, a teenage math genius has endured humiliation at the hands of her mother and is running away from home. She hightails it to a local dive and hooks up with Dean’s editor from the porno magazine.

Told from five hilariously bizarre points of view, this novel serves up a fabulously florid cast of characters, many inspired by author Lydia Millet’s two-year stint working at Larry Flynt Publications.

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