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Mostly Dead Things

(2019)
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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.

Kristen Arnett's debut novel is a darkly funny, heart-wrenching, and eccentric look at loss and love.

An Esquire Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019
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Genre: General Fiction

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Used availability for Kristen Arnett's Mostly Dead Things

Hardback Editions

May 2020 : UK Hardback

Title: Mostly Dead Things
Author(s): Kristen Arnett
ISBN: 1-4721-5543-2 / 978-1-4721-5543-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mostly Dead Things
Author(s): Kristen Arnett
ISBN: 1-947793-30-6 / 978-1-947793-30-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tin House Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

November 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Mostly Dead Things
Author(s): Kristen Arnett
ISBN: 1-4721-5544-0 / 978-1-4721-5544-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Mostly Dead Things: A Novel
Author(s): Kristen Arnett
ISBN: 1-982671-59-9 / 978-1-982671-59-4
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Mostly Dead Things: Library Edition
Author(s): Kristen Arnett
ISBN: 1-982671-58-0 / 978-1-982671-58-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Mostly Dead Things
Author(s): Kristen Arnett
ISBN: 1-982671-60-2 / 978-1-982671-60-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mostly Dead Things: A Novel
Author(s): Kristen Arnett
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Mostly Dead Things: A Novel
Author(s): Kristen Arnett
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mostly Dead Things
Author(s): Kristen Arnett
Publisher: Tin House Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA