by Godden, Salena | Fiction & related items
Published 20/01/2022 by Canongate Books Ltd in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 320 pages, No
WINNER OF THE INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR FICTIONSHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDSSHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZEMrs Death tells her intoxicating story in this life-affirming fire-starter of a novelMrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted by her job and now seeks someone to unburden her conscience to.
She meets Wolf, a troubled young writer, who - enthralled by her stories - begins to write Mrs Death's memoirs. As the two reflect on the losses they have experienced (or facilitated), their friendship flourishes. 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 . . .