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Mostly Dead Things By Kristen Arnett Mostly Dead Things One morning Jessa Lynn Morton walks into the family 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

  • Title: Mostly Dead Things
  • Author: Kristen Arnett
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mostly Dead Things By Kristen Arnett One morning, Jessa Lynn Morton walks into the family 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 crumbles Her mother starts sneaking into the shop to make aggressively lewd art with the taxidermied animals Her One morning, Jessa Lynn Morton walks into the family 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 crumbles Her mother starts sneaking into the shop to make aggressively lewd art with the taxidermied animals Her brother Milo withdraws, struggling to function And Brynn, Milo s wife and the only person Jessa s ever been in love with walks out without a word As Jessa seeks out less than legal ways of generating income, her mother s art escalates picture a figure of her dead husband and a stuffed buffalo in an uncomfortably sexual pose and the Mortons reach a tipping point For the first time, Jessa has no choice but to learn who these people truly are, and ultimately how she fits alongside them Get A Copy Kindle Store 11.99 StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 354 pages Published June 4th 2019 by Tin House Books More Details Original Title Mostly Dead Things ISBN 1947793306 ISBN13 9781947793309 Edition Language English Other Editions 7 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Mostly Dea
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    1. Roxane on said:

      I really enjoyed this novel The physicality of it is impressive Every aspect of living is splayed out the smells, tastes, textures of human bodies interacting without human bodies At the heart of it is a brother and sister, in love with the same woman who leaves them both to pick up the pieces of their lives This family is so tenderly, humanely rendered There is so much heart here without too much sentimentality Jessa is an infuriating protagonist but still, so compelling, so damaged, so I reall [...]

    2. Christopher Alonso on said:

      This is one of the strangest books I ve ever read, and it was fantastic Florida can be weird, and Kristen Arnett was like, hold my beer, and created a wacky, gut punching gem of a book It s a reminder that families are always changing, families can be flawed, and that learning to be vulnerable is such a huge act in itself Plus, this book is very gay.

    3. Marchpane on said:

      Despite the neon bright cover that screams Quirky Funny , Mostly Dead Things is Mostly about Sad People, and I didn t find much mirth in this debut maybe a sardonic undercurrent, at best Instead, this is quite a dark story about a family of grieving, emotionally damaged people The narrator, Jessa, has only ever loved one woman, Brynn, but Brynn chose the conventional life of marriage and babies offered by Jessa s brother Milo while continuing to have sex with Jessa on the sly Th Despite [...]

    4. Kelly (and the Book Boar) on said:

      Find all of my reviews at Why not try something different instead of the same old shit that s been making us miserable our whole lives I haven t been miserable my whole life Really I ve been pretty miserable Mostly Dead Things was brought to my attention a couple of months ago via way of a recommendation by my friend Mindy To her I say The jumping off point to this story is when Jessa Lynn finds her daddy has blown his brains out on the sp Find all of my reviews at Why not tr [...]

    5. Julia on said:

      This fucked me up spectacularly I was simultaneously on the verge of tears, nauseated, and couldn t put it down What a great novel Jesus.

    6. Julie Ehlers on said:

      It would have saved us all a lot of time and exasperation if the author of Mostly Dead Things had just included a note at the front of the book Dear reader, please note that the family in this book is grieving and they have let things go a bit Therefore, whenever any kind of household item is mentioned, please assume it is dusty, dirty, sticky, and or broken Whenever anyone has a runny nose or dirty hands, please assume they wipe them off on the clothing they are wearing Further assume [...]

    7. Meg Gee on said:

      Phenomenal Queer Ladies Taxidermy Complex Familial Relationships A Small Town a meteor to the gut Read it, k bye.

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