Mayor of the Universe

Reissue – September 15, 2014 from University of Minnesota Press

Lorna Landvik launches science fiction into comic territory in this tale of a Walter Mittyish dreamer exploring universal truth

“What a great gift Lorna Landvik offers readers in MAYOR OF THE UNIVERSE.  This wry and wonderfully lyrical look at the human condition is a beautiful invitation to see the goodness in simply enjoying life.  Readers can’t help but come away encouraged and even a little in awe of Landvik’s wisdom.  Believe me, it’s absolutely impossible not to be won over by this winsome tale.”
— William Kent Krueger, author of ORDINARY GRACE

“This is a book about what it means to be human, as well as a perfect metaphor for the writing life — for what is the task of any writer but to create other realities for readers to revel in and explore?  Lorna Landvik’s story is quirky and imaginative, and Fletcher’s move through these mysteries of time and space is a trip well worth taking.
— Judith Guest, author of THE TARNISHED EYE and ORDINARY PEOPLE

“Smart and sweet, poignant and boisterous, devious and delightful — in short, everything we have come to expect from Lorna Landvik is fully realized in MAYOR OF THE UNIVERSE.  I might just have to read this one again.”
— Pete Hautman, author of GODLESS