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Love, loss and taxidermy in Lydia Millet's 'Magnificence'
Lydia Millet's "Magnificence" is a novel of ideas. I mean that as a high compliment, for the ideas Millet invokes are the only ones that matter: life, death, love, longing, extinction, the ongoing existential quandary of what we are doing here.
By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
November 16, 2012