The Loved One

The Loved One

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Following the death of a friend, poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering into 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. There, Dennis enters the fragile and bizarre world of Aimee, the naive Californian corpse beautician, and Mr Joyboy, the master of the embalmer's art ...A dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide, "The Loved One" depicts a world where love, reputation and death cost a very great deal.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Penguin Books Ltd (Digital)
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141885564
  • 9780141885568

About Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) English writer, regarded by many as the leading satirical novelist of his day. Waugh wrote sixteen novels. He also published travel books and biographies.
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