The Loved One

  • by Evelyn Waugh
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Following the death of a friend, the 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 - and Dennis gets drawn into a bizarre love triangle with Aimée Thanatogenos, a naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr. Joyboy, a master of the embalmer's art.
Waugh's dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide depicts a world where reputation, love, and death cost a very great deal.

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Hilarious funny.

Modern satire at its finest. Evelyn Waugh skewers post war Hollywood. A return to his early form in Vile Bodies.
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- James Lucier

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio