The Pisces Summary
Melissa Broder

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The Pisces is a novel by Melissa Broder. The story follows 38-year-old Ph.D. candidate Lucy through the breakdown of a long-term relationship, her inability to complete her Ph.D. thesis, and a search for fulfillment in non-committal sexual encounters. She moves into her sister’s house for the summer and begins police-mandated group therapy for sex and love addicts, but after encountering a mysterious merman, she begins an affair that completely envelops her. This satiric novel explores themes of love, sex, addiction, spirituality, and the search for meaning.