Sunday, February 24, 2019

What is Jo Perry reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Jo Perry, author of Dead is Beautiful.

Her entry begins:
Right now I am neck-deep into David Keenan's astounding, moving, brutalist/rhapsodic This Is Memorial Device: An Hallucinated Oral History of the Post-Punk Music Scene in Airdrie, Coatbridge and environs 1978–1986, a fictional memoir that I picked up as research for the book I'm currently writing, but which is so spectacularly good that I'm reading it because of its pure, melancholy energy, and the miraculous, anatomical way it recreates the dangerous, intoxicating and mysterious evanescence of...[read on]
About Dead is Beautiful, from the publisher:
DEAD IS BEAUTIFUL, the fourth in the series (Dead Is Better, Dead Is Best, Dead Is Good), finds Rose leading Charlie from the peace of the afterlife to the place he hates most on earth, “Beverly Fucking Hills” where a mature, protected tree harboring a protected bird is being illegally cut down.

The tree-assault leads Charlie and Rose to a to murder and to the person Charlie loathes most in life and in death, the sibling he refers to only as “his shit brother,” who is in danger.

Charlie fights-across the borders of life and death–for the man who never fought for him, and with the help of a fearless Scotsman, a beautiful witch, and a pissed-off owl, Charlie must stop a cruel and exploitative scheme and protect his beloved Rose.
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