The Loved Ones

The Loved Ones

An Anglo-American Tragedy

Book - 1951
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America and Britain swirl together in this delightful satire. Dennis Barlow came to America as a poet, hired to write a screenplay for a movie studio. But that ended badly, and so he has taken a job at a pet cemetery, a choice that has left other members of the British expat community in Hollywood quite taken aback, though they are quickly distracted by the suicide of one of their own. Barlow is tasked with the funeral arrangements, during which process he meets the beautiful Aimée Thanatogenos. Can he keep himself in the good graces of his countrymen, and Ms. Thanatogenos – especially after the passing of other poets’ works as his own?
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1951
Characteristics: 164 p. ; 20 cm


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wilstyles Aug 01, 2011

Hilarious! I had no idea it would be this funny. A british poet is working at a pet funeral home in LA and is introduced to the human funeral home experience when his flat mate passes away. Very funny, read it.

Apr 30, 2009

satire of the funeral business

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