|Loved One, the (1948) [Novel]|
by Evelyn Waugh
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(From the publisher):
In Hollywood, at Whispering Glades, a full-service funeral home for departed greats, the mononymonous Mr. Joyboy and Aimée Thanatogenos fall in love... with each other and their work. He is chief embalmer, she a crematorium cosmetician. They spend their days contentedly prepping the loved ones for a final appearance.
Into this idyllic scene comes Dennis Barlow, aspiring poet and funerary colleague. But Dennis is downscale, his employer the Happier Hunting Ground, a pet cemetery. Dennis looks to Aimée for professional reconstruction, falls in love with her instead, and sets up a triangle that is literally more than Aimée can bear.
Original title: The Loved One
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor