The Loved One

Author(s): Evelyn Waugh

Literary Fiction

Following the death of a friend, the poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday-and Dennis gets drawn into a bizarre love triangle with Aim e Thanatogenos, a na ve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr. Joyboy, a master of the embalmer's art. Waugh's dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide depicts a world where reputation, love, and death cost a very great deal.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780316926089
  • : Little Brown & Company
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : 0.140614
  • : November 1977
  • : .5 Inches X 5 Inches X 7.75 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Evelyn Waugh
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : good
  • : 176