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Mrs Death Misses Death - Limited Edition

Mrs Death Misses Death - Limited Edition

by Salena Godden

Publisher Canongate


  • Signed & Numbered
  • UK First Edition
  • First Printing
  • Hardcover
  • Limited Edition
  • Sprayed Edges

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About the book

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 . . .

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About the Author

Salena Godden

Salena Godden FRSL, is a high-profile poet based in London. She's an activist, broadcaster, essayist and memoirist whose work has been widely anthologised. She has had several volumes of poetry published including 'Pessimism is for Lightweights' (Rough Trade Books) and a literary childhood memoir, 'Springfield Road' (Unbound). She has recorded several albums, most recently her spoken-word album 'LIVEwire' (Nymphs and Thugs) which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award. Her poem 'Pessimism is for Lightweights' was donated to The Peoples History Museum in Manchester in February 2020 where it is now on permanent display. In November 2020 she was made a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature. Her debut novel 'Mrs Death Misses Death' will be published by Canongate in January 2021, it has been described by the publisher as an “electrifying genre- and form-defying firestarter."

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Signed and numbered limited edition with gilded edges. Limited to 1 per customer.

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