Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 06:30pm
Book Club meetup and discussion of the June selection, "Mostly Dead Things".
This month The Book Cellar is proud to bring you author, Kristen Arnett to discuss and sign her new book.
Karen Russell (Swamplandia!) calls it, "One of the strangest and funniest and most surprising first novels I've ever read." Mostly Dead Things is narrated by Jessa-Lynn Morton, who assumed operation of the family taxidermy shop after her father shot himself. Jessa-Lynn discovered the body, which, she recalls, had slumped “onto the metal table where we’d cured our first hide.” Six months later, when the story begins, she is trying to work through her grief while also attempting to rescue her sinking business and family, which includes a younger brother, Milo, whose ambition extends no farther than his next beer, and a mother, Libby, who has taken to creating pornographic art from the shop’s inventory of animal parts.