The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh [TRADE PAPERBACK / 1999]
The Loved One : An Anglo-American Tragedy by Evelyn Waugh
TRADE PAPERBACK  BACK BAY BOOKS / LITTLE BROWN & CO.
Cute trade paperback printing w/ smooth matte cover. Book is like new. *nameplate of former owner on inside of cover.
Following the death of a friend, British poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday. There, Dennis enters the fragile and bizarre world of Aimée, the naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr Joyboy, the master of the embalmer's art...
A dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide, The Loved One depicts a world where love, reputation, and death cost a very great deal.