New York Magazine

Lydia Millet Should Be Way More Famous

A new collection from one of the funniest writers in America.

FIGHT NO MORE

BY LYDIA MILLET. W.W. NORTON. 224 PAGES. $24.95.

FIGHT NO MORE is a curious thing: a collection of linked stories with the genuine thrust of a novel that doesn’t declare itself as such with the stamp NOVEL on the cover. The impression the book leaves is that Lydia Millet began with the notion of a panorama, a menagerie, or a hub with several spokes, until a set of characters took over her imagination. Whatever the cover may say, the book of interlinked stories is a modern invention and still going in books like Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge and Keith Gessen’s All the Sad Young Literary Men.

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