Mostly Dead Things



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 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. Best Download Kindle ePUB Mostly Dead Things author Kristen Arnett – bluevapours.co.uk

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Mostly Dead Things  By Kristen Arnett IBN : 1947793306 Format : Hardcover – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 354 pages
  • Mostly Dead Things
  • Kristen Arnett
  • English
  • 20 September 2018
  • 1947793306

10 thoughts on “Mostly Dead Things

  1. Christopher Alonso says:

    This is one of the strangest books I ve ever read, and it was fantastic Florida can be weird, and Kristen Arnett was like, No, you THOUGHT Florida was weird, and created a wacky, gut punching gem of a book It s a reminder that families are always changing, fam...

  2. Meg Gee says:

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

  3. Julia says:

    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.

  4. Coreena McBurnie says:

    This is a book that, after reading the blurb, I really wanted to love however, I didn t It was fine It was funny at times It was strange I m good with strange, but there was something about this book that just didn t resonate with me.Partly, I think, I just didn t love the main character, Jessa, until nearly the end of the book I found her character tedious at times and I just wanted to shake her I couldn t get into the strange relationship that both her and her brother had with Brynn I This is a book that, after reading the blurb, I really wanted to love however, I didn t It was fine It was funny at times It was strange I m good with strange, but there was something about this book that just didn t resonate with me.Partly, I think, I just didn t love the main character, Jessa, until nearly the end of the book I found her character tedious at times and I just wanted to shake her I couldn t get into the strange relationship that both her and her brother had with Brynn I also didn t like how Milo, her brother, was basically a non existent parent That didn t sit well at all It had been something like 14 years since Brynn left and still Jessa and Milo couldn t get themselves together.The book also dragged, especially in the middle, but it did pick up at the end Maybe this book isof an exploration of an idea than a strong story.I di...

  5. Borce says:

    Received this arc from my local bookstore After reading some reviews I was very excited to read this strange funny book I m sorry to say I was greatly let down The only, slightly strange aspect of the book is that it revolves around taxidermy, which in it of itself isn t that strange As far as reality based books go the strangeness level was set to 1 The characters were all so self loathing it was hard to care about any of them or what they were going through Half the chapters ar Received this arc from my local bookstore After reading some reviews I was very excited to read this strange funny book I m sorry to say I was greatly let down The only, slightly strange aspect of the book is that it revolves around taxidermy, which in it of itself isn t that strange As far as reality based books go the strangeness level was set to 1 The characters were all so self loathing it was hard to care about any of them or what they were going through ...

  6. Christopher says:

    I m beginning to realize that I need to start expecting less out of really hyped debut novels They are very rarely the literary coming of Jesus the blurbs on the back cover proclaim them to be Character motivations are pretty unbelievable in this one, even when explored in relentless detail Narrative thrust is almost nonexistent The novel really shines in its biting humor and portrayal of the strange and macabre world of taxidermy even if all the taxidermy metaphors were stretched to their I m beginning to realize that I need to start expecting less out of really hyped debut novels They are very rarely the literary coming of Jesus the blurbs on the back cover proclaim them to be Character motivations are pretty unbelievable in this one, even when explored in relentless detail Narrative thrust is almost nonexistent The novel really shines in its biting humor and portrayal of the strange and macabre world of taxidermy even if all the taxidermy meta...

  7. Ilana says:

    Holy shit I only got to write one review of this which will be going up on NPR, and so I only got to write about a 10th of what I d like to write about this book It s everything I was hoping for and , and it is so satisfying, and so wondrously human, and so incredibly full of quee...

  8. Aerin says:

    These butterflies are set in rows.So small and gray inside their caseThey look alike now I supposeDeath makes most creatures commonplace. from Guide to the Other Gallery, by Dana Gioia, collected in Rebel Angels 25 Poets of the New FormalismIt s always interesting when two very different books I m reading seem to comment on each other, and this passage is perfect for Kristen Arnett s debut a novel about preserving the dead, about forcing the ugly, messy past into a shape that s acceptabl These butterflies are set in rows.So small and gray inside their caseThey look alike now I supposeDeath makes most creatures commonplace. from Guide to the Other Gallery, by Dana Gioia, collected in Rebel Angels 25 Poets of the New FormalismIt s always interesting when two very different books I m reading seem to comment on each other, and this passage is perfect for Kristen Arnett s debut a novel about preserving the dead, about forcing the ugly, messy past into a shape that s acceptable and unchanging A novel about taxidermy, in other words, and many other mostly dead things.We are introduced to the narrator, Jessa Lynn Morton, on the day she discovers her father s body slumped over the counter in the family s taxidermy shop, alongside a suicide note addressed to her It s full of specific instructions How to manage the business How to ke...

  9. Joanna says:

    Her skin was pasty and damp from the alcohol she was still sweating off She smelled like her fruity perfume and the very strong odor of her body, which curdled the edges of my heart Everything inside me cooked at a low boil Mostly Dead Things is a story about a family that doesn t talk about their issues, and they have a lot of issues We re introduced to the Mortons through Jessa Lynn, our narrator, a worn down but stubborn woman living life from beer can to beer can in Central Florida, s Her skin was pasty and damp from the alcohol she was still sweating off She smelled like her fruity perfume and the very strong odor of her body, which curdled the edges of my heart Everything inside me cooked at a low boil Mostly Dead Things is a story about a family that doesn t talk about their issues, and they have a lot of issues We re introduced to the Mortons through Jessa Lynn, our narrator, a worn down but stubborn woman living life from beer can to beer can in Central Florida, spending her days working in the taxidermist shop that she s inherited from her father Along with her we have her mother, who s finally finding an outlet for her artistic interests after a long stifling time without them they involve taxidermied anim...

  10. Drew says:

    A brilliant debut novel, funny and heart wrenching and weird I now also know wayabout taxidermy than I d ever thought I d know.

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