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The Loved One

The Loved One
Author: Evelyn Waugh
ISBN 13: 9780316926089
ISBN 10: 316926086
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: 1999-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 164
List Price: $13.99

In The Loved One, Waugh takes an acerbic look at Hollywood's way of life and the American way of death. His hero, British expatriate Dennis Barlow, is an aspiring poet who composes by day and works by night at the Happier Hunting Ground, a local pet cemetery. By chance he is called on to arrange a funeral for a fellow Brit (a victim of the movie industry) at the resplendent Whispering Glades Cemetery, where he meets Aimee Thanatogenos, the beautiful junior cosmetician, and Mr. Joyboy, the senior mrotician, and the plots shifts into hilarious high gear.