y Pursuing Love and Death single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'It is customary to bring gifts to a wedding. But as daughter Luna prepares to marry her dream husband, the Smith family instead have in tow their own idiosyncratic brands of emotional baggage.

Her father, Graham, struggles to write his own own obituary; her mother, Velma, attempts to negotiate her mid-life crisis with a lover seventeen years her junior; her brother, Ginsberg, tries to come to term with being a homosexual who has inadvertently fallen in love with his wife; and her obese uncle, Darren, starts an obsession with the absurd hero Ignatius J Reilly of John Kennedy Toole′s A Confederacy Of Dunces. Can these hopelessly misguided attempts to unravel the complexities of family, legacy, sexuality and, ultimately, love and death, ever come to a resolution?

A stunning debut novel by Heather Taylor Johnson, Pursuing Love & Death is a darkly comic family saga, written with wit, lyricism and poignancy. It asks just how well we can really know our own family members, and what might be ′good enough′ for them, as well as for ourselves. With clashing personalities uniting for the first time in years, the result is explosive.' (Publisher's blurb)

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    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2013 .
      Extent: 1vp.
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      • Published: 1 September 2013
      ISBN: 9780732297213 (paperback) :

Works about this Work

[Untitled] 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 September 2013; (p. 36)
Well Read Katharine England , 2013 single work
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 October vol. 26 October no. 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Pursuing Love and Death Heather Taylor Johnson 2013 single work novel ; The First Week Margaret Merrilees 2013 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2013 single work
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 October vol. 26 October no. 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Pursuing Love and Death Heather Taylor Johnson 2013 single work novel ; The First Week Margaret Merrilees 2013 single work novel
[Untitled] 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 September 2013; (p. 36)
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