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The Joy of Funeralsby Alix Strauss
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A young widow who lusts, a daughter who aches, a shopaholic who hungers...The Joy of Funerals is a riveting collection that explores the lives of nine young women, each willing to take drastic measures to fill the voids created by longing and loneliness. The first eight face death differently, while the ninth woman Nina ties them all together by attending funerals in her search to connect with others.
Written with raw wit, mordant humor and a uniquely penetrating voice, Strauss turns the spotlight on loss and grief. In the vein of Six Feet Under, this is a provocative look into the inner world of those left behind, and those still holding on.
A collection of interconnected short stories, which began as the "Lives" column in The New York Times Magazine, finds nine thirtysomething women impacted by death in different ways, from a promiscuous widow to a woman who wonders if her departed date was the perfect man. Reader's Guide included. Rep
About the Author
Alix Strauss is a lifestyle trend writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times and many other periodicals. This is her first novel. She lives in New York City.
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