Mrs Death Misses Death – Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition

Salena Godden

ISBN: 9781838854768S


Signed Independent Bookshop Edition of Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden

Hand signed by Salena Godden and numbered to a bespoke bookplate

Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition of 1,500 copies with an alternative jacket design

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Mrs Death tells her intoxicating story in this life-affirming fire-starter of a novel

Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spending eternity doing her job and now she seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a troubled young writer, is well acquainted with death, but until now hadn’t met Death in person – a black, working-class woman who shape-shifts and does her work unseen.

Enthralled by her stories, Wolf becomes Mrs Death’s scribe, and begins to write her memoirs. Using their desk as a vessel and conduit, Wolf travels across time and place with Mrs Death to witness deaths of past and present and discuss what the future holds for humanity. As the two reflect on the losses they have experienced – or, in the case of Mrs Death, facilitated – their friendship grows into a surprising affirmation of hope, resilience and love.

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 . . .

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Canongate Books
Published 28/01/2021
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