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Mostly dead things
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Published:
Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2019.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc:
356 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
8 copies, 3 people are on the wait list.
Copies
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Status
Last Check-In
Lafayette new fiction (adult)
Arn
Due Jul 20, 2020
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Boulder Main NEW Adult Fiction
F Arne
On Shelf
Jun 18, 2020
Boulder Main NEW Adult Fiction
F Arne
On Shelf
Jul 6, 2020
Broomfield Fiction
F Arnet
On Hold Shelf
Longmont Adult Fiction
FICTION ARNETT, K.
On Shelf
Jun 5, 2020
Louisville New Adult Fiction
FIC ARN
Due Jul 20, 2020
Louisville New Adult Fiction
FIC ARN
Due Jul 20, 2020
Loveland Adult Fiction - New
Arnett, K.
Due Jul 20, 2020
Description
What does it take to come back to life? For Jessa-Lynn Morton, the question is not an abstract one. In the wake of her father's suicide, Jessa has stepped up to manage his failing taxidermy business while the rest of the Morton family crumbles. Her mother starts sneaking into the taxidermy shop to make provocative animal art, while her brother, Milo, withdraws. And Brynn, Milo's wife--and the only person Jessa's ever been in love with--walks out without a word. It's not until the Mortons reach a tipping point that a string of unexpected incidents begins to open up surprising possibilities and second chances. But will they be enough to salvage this family, to help them find their way back to one another? Kristen Arnett's breakout bestseller is a darkly funny family portrait; a peculiar, bighearted look at love and loss and the ways we live through them together.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Arnett, K. N. (2019). Mostly dead things. First U.S. edition. Portland, Oregon: Tin House Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Arnett, Kristen N.. 2019. Mostly Dead Things. Portland, Oregon: Tin House Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Arnett, Kristen N., Mostly Dead Things. Portland, Oregon: Tin House Books, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Arnett, Kristen N.. Mostly Dead Things. First U.S. edition. Portland, Oregon: Tin House Books, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781947793309, 1947793306

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Description
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{u2019}s wife{u2014}and the only person Jessa{u2019}s ever been in love with{u2014}walks out without a word. As Jessa seeks out less-than-legal ways of generating income, her mother{u2019}s art escalates{u2014}picture a figure of her dead husband and a stuffed buffalo in an uncomfortably sexual pose{u2014}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.