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Love Letters of the Angels of Death

by Jennifer Quist

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contemporary women, contemporary, family life
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published: Aug 2013
ISBN:9781927535165
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A breathtaking literary debut, Love Letters of the Angels of Death begins as a young couple discover the remains of his mother in her mobile home. The rest of the family fall back, leaving them to reckon with the messy, unexpected death. By the time the burial is over, they understand this will always be their role: to liaise with death on behalf of people they love. They are living angels of death. All the major events in their lives – births, medical emergencies, a move to a northern boomtown, the theft of a veteran’s headstone – are viewed from this ambivalent angle. In this shadowy place, their lives unfold: fleeting moments, ordinary occasions, yet on the brink of otherworldliness. In spare, heart-stopping prose, the transient joys, fears, hopes and heartbreaks of love, marriage, and parenthood are revealed through the lens of the eternal, unfolding within the course of natural life. This is a novel for everyone who has ever been happily married -- and for everyone who would like to be.

About the Author
Jennifer Quist is a novelist, poet, columnist and short fiction writer. Her short fiction “Fish Story” was nominated for the Writers Guild of Alberta’s Howard O’Hagan Award. Her poetry, short fiction and essays have been published in The Globe and Mail, National Post, Maclean’s, and Today’s Parent, and she has written and voiced introspective personal essays for CBC Radio One’s Definitely Not the Opera and Tapestry. Love Letters of the Angels of Death is her first novel. Author website: http://www.jenniferquist.com.
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Awards
  • Long-listed, Dublin IMPAC Literary Award

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