Mostly Dead Things

Written by Kristen Arnett
Mostly Dead Things

Kristen Arnett’s breakout bestseller is a darkly funny, bighearted look at love, loss, and the ways we live through them together.

What does it take to come back to life? For Jessa-Lynn Morton, the question is not an abstract one. In the wake of her father’s suicide, Jessa steps up to manage his failing taxidermy business while the rest of her family crumbles, but when the Mortons reach a tipping point, a string of unexpected events opens up surprising possibilities and second chances.

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Kristen Arnett

Kristen Arnett is the NYT Bestselling Author of the debut novel Mostly Dead Things (Tin House, 2019) which was listed as one of The New York Times top books of 2019 and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction. She is a queer fiction and essay writer. She was awarded Ninth Letter's Literary Award in Fiction and her work has appeared in The New York Times, North American Review, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Buzzfeed, McSweeneys, and elsewhere.