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. Free Read Mostly Dead Things [ author ] Kristen Arnett [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – 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
  • 15 December 2017
  • 1947793306

10 thoughts on “Mostly Dead Things

  1. Roxane says:

    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 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 th...

  2. 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, hold my beer, and created a wacky, gut punching gem of a book It s a reminder that families are always changing, ...

  3. Marchpane says:

    Despite the neon bright cover that screams Quirky Funny ,Mostly Dead Thingsis 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 theconventional life of marriage and babies offered by Jessa s brother Milo while continuing to have sex with Jessa on the sly Th Despite the neon bright cover that screams Quirky Funny ,Mostly Dead Thingsis 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 theconventional life of marriage and babies offered by Jessa s brother Milo while continuing to have sex with Jessa on the sly This awkward love triangle holds, barely, until one day Brynn abruptly walks out on them both, also abandoning her small children in the process.Several years later, Jessa and Milo s father kills himself, leaving Jessa struggling to manage the family taxidermy business, and their mother channelling her pain into grotesque, pornographic art made from dead ...

  4. Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews atWhy 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 miserableMostly 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 s Find all of my reviews atWhy 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 miserableMostly D...

  5. Julie Ehlers says:

    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 that s 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 that said clothing does not get washed anytime soon Please be aware that no one is ever taking out the garbage It is really, really important to me that you know everything is as gross as possible Thank you for your cooperation Enjoy the book So yes, Mostly Dead Things is dirty and grimy to the ...

  6. 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.

  7. Meg Gee says:

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

  8. Nenia ✨ Literary Garbage Can ✨ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest I was trying to project, I swear I m not a psycho vibes to the people side eying me for reading this book, even though the title was basically 99% of the reason behind why I applied for this in the first place MOSTLY DEAD THINGS is a book chock full of dark humor, and is definitely not for the faint of heart I thought Carl Hiaasen had the market cornered on the unique brand of Floridian style crazy, but apparently Kristen Arnett is Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest I was trying to project, I swear I m not a psycho vibes to the people side eying me for reading this book, even though the title was basically 99% of the reason behind why I applied for this in the first place MOSTLY DEAD THINGS is a book chock full of dark humor, and is definitely not for the faint of heart I thought Carl Hiaasen had the market cornered on the unique brand of Floridian style crazy, but apparently Kristen Arnett is moving in on his territory.Jessa comes from a family of taxidermists getting into the family business was the one surefire way she had of bonding with her somewhat aloof father But when he takes his life into his own hands following a cancer diagnosis, the family is split...

  9. David says:

    Reading this book was a lot like riding a merry go round I was entertained and mildly fascinated by the unusual scenery until it became obvious that all we were really doing was riding through the same fixed territory again and again and again I was thinking this could even be a 4 star read for the first third or so, but then found myself tossing away quarter and half stars as the circular path became less meaningful.Plenty has already been said about the squalid, gruesome surroundings in whi Reading this book was a lot like riding a merry go round I was entertained and mildly fascinated by the unusual scenery until it became obvious that all we were really doing was riding through the same fixed territory again and again and again I was thinking this could even be a 4 star read for the first third or so, but then found myself tossing away quarter and half stars as the circular path became less meaningful.Plenty has already been said about the squalid, gruesome surroundings in which these characters live and work It has definitely put a lot of folks off and I completely understand In general this is the kind of thing I can take in stride If this is how the author chooses to set her story, so be it So it wasn t the nasty, aromatic descriptions that bot...

  10. Ace says:

    Mostly Dead Things, mostly disgusting, dirty and funky, mostly too icky for me, but it was an interesting look into the world of taxidermy The excessive funky descriptions wrapped around all the love and grief didn t quite work for me I felt very distant from all of these char...

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