Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to highlight a non-yet-released book you cannot wait to read.
My pick this week is the latest novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet: Ghost Lights. I first encountered Millet last year when I read the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner and finalists. Despite not being a huge fan of short stories, I thoroughly enjoyed Love in Infant Monkeys (my review) and several of the stories have stuck with me over the past year. When I heard Ms. Millet had a novel coming out in October, I was thrilled. Her writing is gorgeous, observant and hilarious, and I cannot wait to read Ghost Light. Here's how the publisher describes it:
"Hal is a mild-mannered IRS bureaucrat who suspects that his wife is cheating with her younger, more virile coworker. At a drunken dinner party, Hal volunteers to fly to Belize in search of Susans employer, T.--the protagonist of Lydia Millet's much-lauded novel How the Dead Dream--who has vanished in a tropical jungle, initiating a darkly humorous descent into strange and unpredictable terrain."
I haven't read How the Dead Dream yet, but I will be soon, and perhaps it will help me bide my time until W.W. Norton releases Ghost Lights on October 24, 2011. You can pre-order it from Amazon now (no word on a Kindle release yet.)
Have you read other Lydia Millet books? What else should I stop and read in anticipation of Ghost Lights?