Mimi (Paperback)
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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 13/02/2014
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It's Christmas Eve in Manhattan. Harrison Hanafan, noted plastic surgeon, falls on his ass. So far, so good. `Ya can't sit there all day, buddy, looking up people's skirts!' chides a weird gal in a coat like a duvet - Mimi! She kindly conjures for him the miracle of a taxi. Recuperating in his apartment with Schubert, Bette Davis, and a foundling cat, Harrison adds items to his life's work, a List of Melancholy Things (Walmart, puppetry, Velcro, whale eyes, shrimp-eating contests...). But when he receives a dreaded invitation to address his old school, Mimi reappears, with all her curves and chaos. She and Harrison fall emphatically in love. And, as their love-making reaches a whole new kind of climax, the sweet smell of revolution is in the air.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408833575
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Bolshy, life-affirming, feminist and energetic. It makes you long to chuck your job, gulp oysters and run naked through the surf * Sunday Telegraph *
A wildly hilarious, modern film noir in fiction form * Sunday Telegraph *
A true original * Financial Times *
Neurotic, crazy and fun, with a love story, too * Vogue *
A call to arms that is light-hearted and playful but also practical ... Almost as much a tract of female wish fulfilment as Fifty Shades of Grey * Literary Review *
Mimi is ringing with love and rage and hope. Ellmann's best sentences are so springy and rhythmic, they make you think of a Slinky coursing down the sweet spot of a staircase, happy as Larry * Independent *
Funny, angry, sarcastic and utterly individual * Observer *
Feels like Woody Allen reading Dr Seuss ... The writing is exquisite and it has a cinematic momentum and enviable self-belief that sweeps you up and carries you along ... I loved every minute * Sunday Telegraph *

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“A Brilliant Read”

This is a real tour-de-force of fiction writing! Lucy Ellmann's confident narrative voice picks you up from the opening sentence and refuses to let you go long after the final full-stop.

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