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 Read [ Mostly Dead Things ] by [ Kristen Arnett ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook –

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  • Hardcover
  • 354 pages
  • Mostly Dead Things
  • Kristen Arnett
  • English
  • 18 February 2017
  • 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, families can be flaw...

  2. 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.

  3. Meg Gee says:

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

  4. 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 queer ye...

  5. 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 narrato...

  6. 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.

  7. Celine says:

    I loved this book, so so much I constantly found myself slowing down my pace, trying to absorb every word, especially as I knew it was about to end This is a story that starts with a suicide and as such, is a study of grief But it s also the story of Jessa and Milo, two siblings that loved the same woman and how it s ...

  8. Madeline says:

    I met Kristen Arnett last night and it was magical, much like this book I literally just finished reading it, so my mind is a big gumbo of emotions right now I guess I ll try to review this later I don t even know what I ...

  9. 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 time...

  10. Miriam Vance says:

    Mostly Dead Things is both hilarious and morbid Arnett paints a vivid picture of life in Florida and familial dysfunction.

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