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Mrs Death Misses Death - Salena Godden (Used)

Mrs Death Misses Death - Salena Godden (Used)

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Mrs Death tells her intoxicating story in this life-affirming fire-starter of a novel.

Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spending eternity doing her job and now she seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a troubled young writer, is well acquainted with death, but until now hadn’t met Death in person – a black, working-class woman who shape-shifts and does her work unseen.

Enthralled by her stories, Wolf becomes Mrs Death’s scribe, and begins to write her memoirs. Using their desk as a vessel and conduit, Wolf travels across time and place with Mrs Death to witness deaths of past and present and discuss what the future holds for humanity. As the two reflect on the losses they have experienced – or, in the case of Mrs Death, facilitated – their friendship grows into a surprising affirmation of hope, resilience and love. All the while, despite her world-weariness, Death must continue to hold humans’ fates in her hands, appearing in our lives when we least expect her . . .

This is a used copy in good condition with wear to the dust jacket, including a small tear at the top left corner of the front and the top right of the back. There is some rippling to the page ends and the title page has been stamped with an ex-libris design.

By Salena Godden. Hardcover. 302 pages. Published by Canongate Books, 2022.

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