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LYDIA MILLET reads from her collection of stories FIGHT NO MORE with ZANDY HARTIG

Fight No More (W. W. Norton)

Twelve interlocking stories set in Los Angeles describe a broken family through the homes they inhabit.

In her first story collection since Love in Infant Monkeys, which became a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Lydia Millet explores what it means to be home. Nina, a lonely real-estate broker estranged from her only relative, is at the center of a web of stories connecting fractured communities and families. She moves through the houses of L.A.’s wealthy elite and finds men and women both crass and tender, vicious and desperate. With wit and intellect, Millet offers profound insight into human behavior from the ordinary to the bizarre: strong-minded girls are beset by the helpless, myopic executives are tormented by their employees, and beastly men do beastly things.

Fresh off the critical triumph of Sweet Lamb of Heaven (longlisted for the National Book Award), Millet is pioneering a new kind of satire—compassionate toward its victims and hilariously brutal in its depiction of modern American life.

Lydia Millet is the PEN Award-winning author of eleven works of literary fiction, including Sweet Lamb of Heaven and Magnificence, which have been New York Times Notable Books and Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalists. She lives in Arizona.

photo by Jade Beall

Zandy Hartig was "Nurse Dori" on Children's Hospital on Adult Swim for seven years. On film, she appeared in Wanderlust, Role Models and The Ten. On the Web, she was an actor ("Zandy") and producer on Wainy Days. She co-starred in GIVING UP, which won the 2017 New York Television and Film Festival. And most recently, she was "Melissa Henry" in Mosaic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, on HBO. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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