The Loved One

The Loved One

Evelyn Waugh

Language: English

Pages: 176

ISBN: 031621647X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Following the death of a friend, the poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering 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-and Dennis gets drawn into a bizarre love triangle with Aimée Thanatogenos, a naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr. Joyboy, a master of the embalmer's art. Waugh's dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide depicts a world where reputation, love, and death cost a very great deal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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