The Pisces

A Novel

    • 3.5 • 133 Ratings
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Publisher Description

LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

“Bold, virtuosic, addictive, erotic – there is nothing like The Pisces. I have no idea how Broder does it, but I loved every dark and sublime page of it.” —Stephanie Danler, author of Sweetbitter 

 
Lucy has been writing her dissertation on Sappho for nine years when she and her boyfriend break up in a dramatic flameout. After she bottoms out 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
May 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Peach1661 ,

Heartfelt and Real

There were definitely some odd aspects of the book, but overall it is extremely honest, funny, and heartwarming. It’s about a woman’s journey in searching for love in a healthy way - with a bit of a mythological twist. As a Pisces myself, I could relate and would recommend.

melina romero ,

Depressing, not romantic, off-putting.

If you’re looking for a romantic novel, this is not it. I committed to finishing the book hoping it would get better. It did not. The main character, Lucy, is a horrible person with irritating narration. It had really disgusting and unnecessary details. The ending was even worse.

ckinfl42 ,

Wish I could give 0

This was literally the worst book I’ve ever read.

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