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Ghost Lights

(2011)
(The second book in the How the Dead Dream series)
A novel by

 
 
"Surreal, darkly hilarious and profound." - San Francisco Chronicle

Ghost Lights stars an IRS bureaucrat named Hal - a man baffled by his wife's obsession with her young employer, T., and haunted by the accident that paralyzed his daughter, Casey. In a moment of drunken heroism, Hal embarks on a quest to find T. - the protagonist of Lydia Millet's much-lauded novel How the Dead Dream - who has vanished in a jungle. On his trip to Central America, Hal embroils himself in a surreal tropical adventure, descending into strange and unpredictable terrain (and an unexpected affair with a beguiling German woman).

Ghost Lights is Millet at her best - beautifully written, engaging, full of dead-on insights into the heartbreaking devotion of parenthood and the charismatic oddity of human behavior. The book draws us into a darkly humorous, sometimes off-kilter world where bonds of affection remain a reliable magnetic north. Ghost Lights is a startling, comic, and surprisingly philosophical story.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ghost Lights: A Novel
Author(s): Lydia Millet
ISBN: 0-393-08171-0 / 978-0-393-08171-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ghost Lights: A Novel
Author(s): Lydia Millet
ISBN: 0-393-34345-6 / 978-0-393-34345-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Audio Editions

December 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Ghost Lights
Author(s): Lydia Millet
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ghost Lights
Author(s): Lydia Millet
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ghost Lights
Author(s): Lydia Millet
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ghost Lights: A Novel
Author(s): Lydia Millet
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA