The Pisces

Author: Melissa Broder

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  • : $29.95(AUD)
  • : 9781408890998
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Circus
  • : February 2018
  • : 29.99
  • : July 2018
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  • : Melissa Broder
  • : Paperback
  • : 1807
  • : 288
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Barcode 9781408890998

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THE PISCES IS THE WORMS BOOK FOR FEBRUARY 2020! For more info on Worms Book Club, which is held at Metropolis monthly, click here


Profoundly modern, deeply disturbed and darkly comic, The Pisces is about a heartbroken PhD student who over one summer falls in dangerous, ecstatic love with a merman'If it doesn't make its way onto your list of books to read this summer, then you're probably doing summer wrong' Erotic Review'Frank, provocative and brilliant' Independent'Bizarrely brilliant ... Literary erotica has never been so odd, or so oddly satisfying' The Times'Beautifully written and darkly comic' Stylist'Blazes with vibrancy' Financial TimesLucy has been writing her dissertation on Sappho for nine years when she and her boyfriend have a dramatic break up. After she hits rock bottom in Phoenix, her sister in Los Angeles insists Lucy dog-sit for the summer. Annika's home is a gorgeous glass cube on Venice Beach, but Lucy can find little relief from her anxiety - not in the Greek chorus of women in her love addiction therapy group, not in her frequent Tinder excursions, not even in Dominic the foxhound's easy affection. Everything changes when Lucy becomes entranced by an eerily attractive swimmer while sitting alone on the beach rocks one night. But when Lucy learns the truth about his identity, their relationship, and Lucy's understanding of what love should look like, take a very unexpected turn. A masterful blend of vivid realism and giddy fantasy, pairing hilarious frankness with pulse-racing eroticism, The Pisces is a story about falling in obsessive love with a merman: a figure of Sirenic fantasy whose very existence pushes Lucy to question everything she thought she knew about love, lust, and meaning in the one life we have.