I am Homeless if This is Not My Home by Lorrie Moore

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If we talk to the dead enough, will they answer back? Will they even come back? Moore sets the ground for such questions with a 19th century letter from one sister to another; describing a world “ready to barkle you with its fossils and warts,” it’s a tour de force of language.  From there we jump into the 21st century where two brothers relive their past at a hospice—but before Max dies, Finn learns his beloved has finally succeeded in killing herself—news that takes him to her burial site and launches the reunited couple on a giddy Bardo-ish road trip full of wry observations, social critique, examinations of love and conscience—and more.  Whether the product of Finn’s “controlled hallucination” or “random reality shards,” these scenes and sentences will haunt you. Laurie Greer

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ISBN: 9780307594143
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Published: Knopf - June 20th, 2023