The Loved One

The Loved One

An Anglo-American Tragedy

Book - 2012
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Following the death of a friend, the poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday-and Dennis gets drawn into a bizarre love triangle with Aim_e Thanatogenos, a na_ve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr. Joyboy, a master of the embalmer's art. Waugh's dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide depicts a world where reputation, love, and death cost a very great deal.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2012
ISBN: 9780316216463
Characteristics: viii, 146 p. ; 25 cm


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wilstyles Aug 01, 2011

Hilarious! I had no idea it would be this funny. A british poet is working at a pet funeral home in LA and is introduced to the human funeral home experience when his flat mate passes away. Very funny, read it.

Apr 30, 2009

satire of the funeral business


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