Pursuing Love and Death

Lançado em setembro de 2013 (ePub) em Inglês
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    • Told with the perfect mix of humour and tragedy, this is a tale for all families who have ever questioned how well a relative can really ever know another. It is customary to bring gifts to a wedding. But as daughter Luna prepares to marry her dream husband, the Smith family instead have in tow their own idiosyncratic brands of emotional baggage. Her father, Graham, struggles to write his own own obituary; her mother, Velma, attempts to negotiate her mid-life crisis with a lover seventeen years her junior; her brother,... Ver mais

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    Told with the perfect mix of humour and tragedy, this is a tale for all families who have ever questioned how well a relative can really ever know another. It is customary to bring gifts to a wedding. But as daughter Luna prepares to marry her dream husband, the Smith family instead have in tow their own idiosyncratic brands of emotional baggage. Her father, Graham, struggles to write his own own obituary; her mother, Velma, attempts to negotiate her mid-life crisis with a lover seventeen years her junior; her brother, Ginsberg, tries to come to term with being a homosexual who has inadvertently fallen in love with his wife; and her obese uncle, Darren, starts an obsession with the absurd hero Ignatius J Reilly of John Kennedy toole's A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES. Can these hopelessly misguided attempts to unravel the complexities of family, legacy, sexuality and, ultimately, love and death, ever come to a resolution? A stunning debut novel by Heather taylor Johnson, PURSUING LOVE AND DEAtH is a darkly comic family saga, written with wit, lyricism and poignancy. It asks just how well we can really know our own family members, and what might be 'good enough' for them, as well as for ourselves. With clashing personalities uniting for the first time in years, the result is explosive. 'A novel where comedy and small tragedies are dealt a generous hand ... this is a work brimming with poetic carnality' Brian Castro 'An impressively confident debut .. Funny, poignant and messy' Caroline Baum

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    • Editor 4th Estate
    • Data de lançamento setembro 2013
    • EAN 978-1743099827
    • ISBN 9781743099827

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    • Editor 4th Estate
    • Data de lançamento setembro 2013
    • EAN 9781743099827
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