A Glittering Chaos

Author/Illustrator/Editor: Lisa De Nikolits

“Sex, intrigue, mental illness, a missing person, a touching love story and a tragedy that threatens to tear apart a family." –Liz Bugg, author of The Calli Barnow Mystery Series

2014 IPPY Silver Medal Winner. The adage about "what happens in Vegas" is funny precisely because we know it's wishful thinking. A Glittering Chaos is about what happens when "what happens in Vegas" comes home to haunt you. Melusine is a German librarian whose ho-hum world wobbles after she tags along when her husband Hans attends a Las Vegas optometry conference. A newly empty nester who speaks no English, Melusine's voyage of self-discovery is punctuated by the poetry of Ingeborg Bachmann, nude photos in the desert, a black dildo named Kurt, autoerotic asphyxia, and the unravelling of her husband's sanity because of a secret from his youth. A smart, funny and incredibly wise novel about marriage, secrets and lies, and unusual sexual proclivities.

Inanna Publications
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
20139781926708928FIC044000, FIC019000World rights available
EnglishPaperback / softback5 ½ x 8 ¼C$22.96344