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SUMMARY å Mostly Dead Things å What does it take to come back to life For Jessa Lynn Morton the uestion is not an abstract one In the wake of her father’s suicide Jessa has stepped up to manage his failing taxidermy business while the rest of the Morton family crumbles Her mother starts sneaking into the taxidermy shop to make provocative animal art Possibilities and second chances But will they be enough to salvage this family to help them find their way back to one another Kristen Arnett’s breakout bestseller is a darkly funny family portrait; a peculiar bighearted look at love and loss and the ways we live through them together. uite the ueer novel I loved the ueerness of Mostly Dead Things its eccentricity its bi representation and its messy complicated associations between dead animals and human relationships and sexuality and grief There’s a raw physicality to this novel that will resonate with those who appreciate language that appeals to the senses like textures scents and motions like breaking into something with your hands or peeling something apart to reveal what lies underneathI feel like this book centers on grief an important topic and yet I wanted from the characters and the story Our main character Jessa Lynn mourns both her father who died by suicide as well as her lover – who also was married to her brother – who abandoned her The sheer enormity of Jessa Lynn’s grief pervades her life and the lives of the other characters in the novel Yet the emotions felt a bit too removed for me and the characters’ interior lives felt too obscured for me to make an honest connection with them I’m not sure if this is the desired response given that Jessa Lynn’s emotional arc seems to be that she and the rest of her family all repress their emotions surrounding Jessa Lynn’s father’s death and Jessa Lynn’s lover Brynn leaving without a word But by the time the characters finally started opening up toward the end of the book I felt that I hadn’t connected with them enough during the beginning and middle to truly care Overall an okay book with solid ueer representation by a ueer author Not my cup of tea but it may resonate with those who appreciate dark humor and books about the weight of things left unsaid

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What does it take to come back to life For Jessa Lynn Morton the uestion is not an abstract one In the wake of her father’s suicide Jessa has stepped up to manage his failing taxidermy business while the rest of the Morton family crumbles Her mother starts sneaking into the taxidermy s. I really enjoyed this novel The physicality of it is impressive Every aspect of living is splayed out the smells tastes textures of human bodies interacting without human bodies At the heart of it is a brother and sister in love with the same woman who leaves them both to pick up the pieces of their lives This family is so tenderly humanely rendered There is so much heart here without too much sentimentality Jessa is an infuriating protagonist but still so compelling so damaged so ready to try a different way of living I am not sure about the ending or the sectionsstructure but that is of little matter Excellent excellent novel Can't wait to see what Arnett does next

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Mostly Dead ThingsHop to make provocative animal art while her brother Milo withdraws And Brynn Milo’s wife and the only person Jessa’s ever been in love with walks out without a word It’s not until the Mortons reach a tipping point that a string of unexpected incidents begins to open up surprising. It would have saved us all a lot of time and exasperation if the author of Mostly Dead Things had just included a note at the front of the book Dear reader please note that the family in this book is grieving and they have let things go a bit Therefore whenever any kind of household item is mentioned please assume it is dusty dirty sticky andor broken Whenever anyone has a runny nose or dirty hands please assume they wipe them off on the clothing they are wearing Further assume that said clothing does not get washed anytime soon Please be aware that no one is ever taking out the garbage It is really really important to me that you know everything is as gross as possible Thank you for your cooperation Enjoy the bookSo yes Mostly Dead Things is dirty and grimy to the point that it uickly becomes rote and repetitive But that's not all that's wrong with it Although this book is competently written it doesn't help that all the characters are crazily awful people Maybe the best one is the mother who nonetheless seems determined to ruin her kids' memories of their father long after he's around to defend himself Beyond her there's people who view spoilerkill animals in cold blood and illegally hide spoiler