Love Letters of the Angels of Death begins as a young couple discover the remains of his mother in her mobile home. The rest of the family fall back, leaving them to reckon with the messy, unexpected death. By the time the burial is over, they understand this will always be their role: to liaise with death on behalf of people they love. They are living angels of death.
All the major events in their lives—births, medical emergencies, a move to a northern boomtown, the theft of a veteran’s headstone—are viewed from this ambivalent angle. In this shadowy place, their lives unfold: fleeting moments, ordinary occasions, yet on the brink of otherworldliness. The transient joys, fears, hopes and heartbreaks of love, marriage, and parenthood are revealed through the lens of the eternal, unfolding within the course of natural life.
Author: Jennifer Quist
Publisher: Linda Leith Publishing
Release Date: August 3, 2013
Formats: 176 pages, 5×8, softcover; e-book