Mostly Dead Things

Mostly Dead Things

A Novel

Book - 2019
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Taking over her family's failing taxidermy shop in the wake of her father's suicide, grief-stricken Jessa-Lynn Morton pursues less-than-legal ways of generating income while struggling to figure out her place among her eccentric loved ones.
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2019
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781947793309
Branch Call Number: FIC ARNETT 2019
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 23 cm


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A young woman struggles to take the reins of her father's failing taxidermy shop after his suicide.

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SFPL_danielay Jul 16, 2019

Ok, this story of taxidermy and family in Florida is rather weird and if you are squeamish you might not like the guts and gristle descriptions of taxidermy preparation but if you keep with it, it is a rather touching story of family, loss and learning who you are and who you want to be.

Jul 07, 2019

This was a wonderfully weird debut novel, funny in all the right places and heartfelt to the last without getting sentimental. How rewarding it is to read a book where the lesbian's sexuality isn't the point of conflict!! I'll read anything Arnett writes.

OPL_ErinD May 05, 2019

"Mostly Dead Things" is for readers who like their realistic fiction a little weird, and for those who want to read about Florida, but never have to actually go there.


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