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Requiem, Mass

Requiem, Mass

(2008)
A novel by

 
In the tragicomic mode of his best-selling Louisiana Power & Light, a hilarious and tenderhearted novel about a son's attempts to save his family.

John Dufresne takes us to Requiem, Mass., heart of the Commonwealth, where Johnny's mom, Frances, is driving in the breakdown lane once again. She thinks Johnny and his little sister Audrey have been replaced by aliens; she's sure of it, and she's pretty certain that she herself is already dead, or she wouldn't need to cover the stink of her rotting flesh with Jean Naté Après Bain. Dad, truck driver and pathological liar, is down South somewhere living his secret life. And Audrey, when she's not walking her cat Deluxe in a baby stroller, spends her time locked in a closet telling herself stories. Johnny, meanwhile, is hell-bent on saving the family from itself.

In his "truly original voice" (Miami Herald) and with the "miraculous beauty of his tale-telling" (New York Times Book Review), Dufresne brings his unparalleled eye for the tragic and the absurd to the dysfunctions and joys of family in this powerful new novel.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Requiem, Mass.: A Novel
Author(s): John Dufresne
ISBN: 0-393-05790-9 / 978-0-393-05790-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Requiem, Mass.: A Novel
Author(s): John Dufresne
ISBN: 0-393-33486-4 / 978-0-393-33486-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Requiem, Mass.: A Novel
Author(s): John Dufresne
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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