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THE JOY OF FUNERALS Signed 1st

Strauss, Alix

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ISBN 10: 0312309171 / ISBN 13: 9780312309176
Published by St. Martin's Press, New York, 2003
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Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. ; Signed and inscribed by author. ; 0.6 x 8.5 x 5.3 Inches; 288 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 50968

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Title: THE JOY OF FUNERALS Signed 1st

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Begun as a Lives column in the New York Times Magazine, The Joy of Funerals is a riveting look into the disturbing lives of nine young women, each willing to take drastic measures and demonstrate extreme behavior to fill the voids created by longing and loneliness. The first eight face death differently, from Leslie, who grieves for her dead husband by having random sex with mourners she finds at a cemetery, to the unnamed woman who can't stop believing that her recently deceased date was perhaps the perfect man. The ninth woman, Nina, ties them all together by attending these funerals in her search to bond with others. Throughout this dazzling collection, Strauss, with her mordant humor reminiscent of "Six Feet Under," and penetrating voice, explores how our most basic need for connection shapes and defines us.

About the Author:

Alix Strauss is a lifestyle trend writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times and many other periodicals. The Joy of Funerals is her first novel. She lives in New York City.

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