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Miller, Mary, 1977- Book - 2019 Fiction / Miller, Mary, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Miller, Mary 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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"Mary Miller seizes the mantle of southern literature with this wry tale of middle age and the unexpected turns a life can take. Like her predecessors Ann Beattie and Raymond Carver, Mary Miller brings an essential voice to her generation. Building on her critically acclaimed novel, The Last Days of California, and her biting collection, Always Happy Hour, Miller slyly transports readers to her unapologetic corner of the South--this time, Biloxi, Mississippi, home to sixty-three-year-old Louis McDonald Jr. His wife of thirty-seven years left him, his father has passed--and he has impulsively retired from his job in anticipation of an inheritance check that may not come. In the meantime, he watches reality television, sips beer, and avoids his ex-wife and daughter. One day, he stops at a house advertising free dogs and meets overweight mixed-breed Layla. Unexpectedly, Louis takes her, and, newly invigorated, begins investigating local dog parks and buying extra bologna. Mining the absurdities of life with her signature "droll minimalist's-eye view of America" (Joyce Carol Oates), Mary Miller's Biloxi affirms her place in contemporary literature"-- Provided by publisher.


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London : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
Year Published: 2019
Description: 255 pages ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book


Divorced men -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.
Biloxi (Miss.) -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.