It's Christmas Eve in Manhattan. An eminent plastic surgeon slips on the ice, lands on his butt, and sprains his ankle. So far, so good. A woman such as he's never known yanks him to his feet and conjures the miracle of a taxi.
Harrison recuperates with Franz Schubert, Bette Davis, and a foundling cat. Then it's back to rhinoplasties, liposuction, and the peccadilloes of his obnoxious colleagues. It is only when he collides again with that strangely helpful woman that things take a wild and revolutionary turn.
Sparkling, polemical, irreverent, slippery, and sexy, Mimi is a love story, a call to arms, and Lucy Ellmann's most tender and dazzling book. It's also the feminist novel of the century. (So far.)
About the Author
Lucy Ellmann was born in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of esteemed literary critic and biographer Richard Ellmann. Her first novel, Sweet Desserts, won the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1988, and her novel Dot in the Universe was longlisted for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for both the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing and the Believer Book Award. She currently lives in Scotland.