Memoir of a Good Death is Anne Sorbies debut book...[It] takes a lot of chances; the story, for most part it, is straight realism but the point-of-view is very post-modern, the story is straightforward but there are lots of surprises along the way...This is a highly literary novel that could easily see standing the test of time and getting a lot of scholarly attention. Its a very dense book, and I really mean this as a positive. As I read I thought it was a bit of a contradiction, there is a ton of story, but yet not much really happens. The story is set in a relatively narrow time frame and there a really a small number of characters. All of these things combined made Memoir of a Good Death a very satisfying and original read...This is not a book that you can rip through in a couple days, if you do you will lose the magic of the story. Memoir of a Good Death is a dark and esoteric novel that will haunt you long after it is back on the shelf. --Canadian Book Review, 2011
About the Author
Anne Sorbie was born in Scotland and now lives and writes in Calgary, Canada. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in literary journals and magazines. Memoir of a Good Death is her first novel.