Live Stream with Kristen Arnett - Mostly Dead Things


A Darkly Funny Look at Loss & Love, a Fiction Book Talk & Signing

Kristen Arnett is an award-winning author whose writing has appeared in North American ReviewThe Guardian, Salon, and elsewhere. She will discuss and sign Mostly Dead Things ($15.95 Tin House Books), her New York Times bestselling debut novel. Mostly Dead Things is a darkly funny, heart-wrenching, and eccentric look at loss and love.

One morning, Jessa walks into the family taxidermy shop to find that her father has committed suicide. Shocked and grieving, Jessa steps up to manage the failing business, while the rest of the 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. For the first time, Jessa has no choice but to learn who these people truly are, and ultimately how she fits alongside them.  


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ISBN: 9781947793835
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - April 21st, 2020

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