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Everyone's Pretty

(2005)
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Dean Decetes, a pornographer with messianic delusions, spins out of control in Los Angeles, where he spends his time drinking himself into a stupor, getting beaten up by strangers he's recklessly insulted, stealing credit cards to pay for sex, being arrested, begging favors, and mounting a PR campaign to make himself famous, with the help of a "loyal footsoldier" -- a porn-loving midget he met in jail. Meanwhile his pious, romantic spinster sister, who reluctantly keeps house for him, busies herself writing quasi-religious love notes to the boss she worships at the statistics company where she works, and her co-workers - an obsessive-compulsive Christian Scientist in a twisted marriage and a promiscuous, depressed blond bomb-shell - become enmeshed in her life as she dreams of ridding herself of her freeloading brother and being carried away on a white horse by her employer. Next door, a teenage math genius runs away from home after her mother humiliates her in school and hooks up at a bar with Decetes's suicidal editor. The story is told from five points of view - those of Decetes, his sister, the lonely blonde, the Christian scientist & the high school math genius - over three days which the five lives intersect.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Everyone's Pretty: A Novel
Author(s): Lydia Millet
ISBN: 1-932360-77-8 / 978-1-932360-77-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2005 : Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Everyone's Pretty: A Novel
Author(s): Lydia Millet
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon AU