Mostly Dead Things

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Autor/es
Arnett, Kristen
ISBN13
9781472155443
ISBN10
1472155440
Tipo
LIBRO
Páginas
368
Disponibilidad:
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Messed-up families, scandalous love affairs, art, life, death and the great state of Florida in one delicious, darkly funny package. Kristen Arnett is wickedly talented and a wholly original voice (Jami Attenberg)

This book is my song of the summer (Parul Sehgal New York Times)

Hilarious, deeply morbid and full of heart (BuzzFeed)

The novel explores love, life and death and is guaranteed to keep you gripped throughout (Mirror)

The writing is subtle and meditative, with the tactile weight of dense fur (The New Yorker)

A dark and oftentimes comedic tale of love and loss (Evening Standard)

I don't think I've ever read a novel like it . . . Kristen Arnett is the queen of the Florida no one has ever told you about (Alexander Chee)

A gorgeously twisted story (Vanity Fair)

Wonderful (Esmé Weijun Wang Guardian)

Florida's literary renaissance charges onward with this heartfelt, one-of-a-kind novel (Esquire)











'Messed-up families, scandalous love affairs, art, life, death and the great state of Florida in one delicious, darkly funny package. Kristen Arnett is a wickedly talented and a wholly original voice' Jami Attenberg

'There's a gunslinger cool to every sentence . . . Kristen Arnett is the queen of the Florida no one has ever told you about' Alexander Chee

'The writing is subtle and meditative, with the tactile weight of dense fur' The New Yorker

One Florida morning, Jessa-Lynn Morton walks into her family's taxidermy shop to find that her father has committed suicide, right there on one of the metal tables. Shocked and grieving, Jessa steps up to manage the failing business while the rest of the Morton family falls apart.

Her mother decides to process her feelings by making aggressively lewd and increasingly disturbing art pieces with her dead husband's taxidermied animals. Her brother withdraws and struggles to cope. His wife - who is also the only person Jessa has ever been in love with - walks out without a word. Meanwhile, numb with lack of sleep and too much alcohol, Jessa starts to seek less-than-legal ways of generating income to keep the shop afloat.

The Mortons have reached tipping point. But for the first time, Jessa has no choice but to learn who these people she calls family truly are and, ultimately, how she fits alongside them.













'Messed-up families, scandalous love affairs, art, life, death and the great state of Florida in one delicious, darkly funny package. Kristen Arnett is wickedly talented and a wholly original voice' Jami Attenberg


One Florida morning, Jessa-Lynn Morton walks into her family's taxidermy shop to find that her father has committed suicide, right there on one of the metal tables. Shocked and grieving, Jessa steps up to manage the failing business while the rest of the Morton family falls apart.

Her mother decides to process her feelings by making aggressively lewd and increasingly disturbing art pieces with her dead husband's taxidermied animals. Her brother withdraws and struggles to cope. His wife - who is also the only person Jessa has ever been in love with - walks out without a word. Meanwhile, numb with lack of sleep and too much alcohol, Jessa starts to seek less-than-legal ways of generating income to keep the shop afloat.

The Mortons have reached tipping point. But for the first time, Jessa has no choice but to learn who these people she calls family truly are and, ultimately, how she fits alongside them.

'Hilarious, deeply morbid and full of heart' BuzzFeed


'The writing is subtle and meditative, with the tactile weight of dense fur' The New Yorker


'I don't think I've ever read a novel like it . . . Kristen Arnett is the queen of the Florida no one has ever told you about' Alexander Chee


'A gorgeously twisted story' Vanity Fair













Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer. She won the 2017 Coil Book Award for her debut short fiction collection, Felt in the Jaw, and was awarded Ninth Letter's 2015 Literary Award in Fiction. She's a columnist for Literary Hub and her work has either appeared or is upcoming at North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Electric Literature, Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.

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