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The Quick and the Dead
The Quick and the Dead | Joy Williams
Misanthropic Alice is a budding eco-terrorist; Corvus has dedicated herself to mourning; Annabel is desperate to pursue an ordinary American life of indulgences. Misfit and motherless, they share an American desert summer of darkly illuminating signs and portents. In locales as mirrored strange as a nursing home where the living dead are preserved, to a wildlife museum where the dead are presented as living, the girls attend to their future. A remarkable attendant cast of characters, including a stroke survivor whose soulmate is a vivisected monkey, an aging big-game hunter who finds spiritual renewal in his infatuation with an eight-year-oldthe formidable Emily Bliss Picklesand a widower whose wife continues to harangue him, populate this gloriously funny and wonderfully serious novel where the dead are forever infusing the living, and all creatures strive to participate in eternity.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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“‘Tommy‘ll come back to haunt him,‘ Alice said, though she didn‘t really believe this. Tommy, hung, then burned to the bone, would, instead, be racing after Corvus‘s mother, never arriving at her side forever, released too late by the cruel facilitator, John Crimmins.”

I‘m enjoying the heck out of this month‘s Mod Classics pick. I mean, it‘s breaking my heart, but wow.

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Small couches in this house, but still room for two.

Bookzombie This is an adorable pic! 2y
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mcipher Cozy!! This is so cute. 💚 2y
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I'm dying. 😂😂 I thought my fellow Littens would appreciate this Tumblr find.

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Smrloomis 😂 those are hysterical! 3y
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LeahBergen Coal dust on the fiddle!!! 😂 3y
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This New Your Times Book Review piece on Joy Williams's NINETY-NINE STORIES OF GOD reminded me I don't know anything about The Quick and the Dead and so now it's on my tbr.

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"...I want you to get me out of here and drive me away, out in the desert into the sun-steeped scene of a bigger, darker world."

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RickMoody
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Convulsions of insight in every paragraph

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