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The Loved One

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  • Seller:amazingsalebooks
  • Sales Rank:244,987
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:176
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
  • Dimensions (in):8.2 x 5.4 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:December 11, 2012
  • ISBN:031621647X
  • EAN:9780316216470
  • ASIN:031621647X
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Synopsis
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 Aimée Thanatogenos, a naïve 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.

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