- File Size: 160 KB
- Print Length: 45 pages
- Publisher: Algonquin Books (October 2, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 2, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009ITV0K8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,043 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Aftermirth (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
In the story, narrator Michael Larssen, whose wife was killed when lightning struck her nickel-titanium underwire bra, withdraws completely from the world. Only when he meets Elena, whose father was killed in a freakish industrial accident, does he begin to live again. On one of the strangest pilgrimages ever, they meet others who have lost loved ones in bizarre accidents, and they learn the startling secret to moving on with their lives.
I enjoyed "Aftermirth" very much. The storyline was quite original, and the characters - even the dead ones - were painted vividly enough to be real people. Kudos to Ms. Jordan for a very intriguing and entertaining story.
Michael Larssen is widowed, his beloved wife having been electrocuted by her underwire bra. I know,I know,bear with me. A successful comic, he finds he is no longer funny and struggles to make a new life for himself. After two years of being emotionally stuck, he comes across an article about a factory worker who was killed in a most tragic and absurd fashion.
He attempts to pay his respects, but is rebuffed at the funeral home. However he meets Elena, the daughter of the deceased and there is a brief bond.Some months later,she calls him unexpectedly and there commences an odd road trip of healing.
I loved this little book.
What I like best about Michael is the way he loves women. His first glance at Jess revealed a "plain faced middle-aged woman wearing an oversized sweater that hung on her like a sack", but she had the laugh of an angel. After she gifted him with it after his comedy routine, he found himself finding her beautiful.
During his quest, he comes to understand that Elena may be the woman for him after she wipes eye crusties off his beloved dog's face without wincing.
The story is wry and funny. The narrator is a comedian. But the author manages to portray the search for meaning as other than "crazy grief stalker." I enjoyed it and was also startled by it after reading the author's other work which is very different. This leaves me to understand she has a versatile talent that I will watch and recommend that you watch also.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Topnotch zany story about four people who find each other after losing loved ones in weird circumstances. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Chaya S. Pollack
Quite the storyline. Could have gone on longer - meeting all 10 friends/families and then ended in the same fashion. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Michael G.
Funny and uplifting story that will leave you grateful for today and hopeful for tomorrow. Reminiscent of Mitch Albom's work.Published 20 months ago by melissa green
I love this author. Very entertaining. It had my attention from the start.Funny but not over done . I read this straight through the day I bought it.Published on July 12, 2013 by T N
Loved it! From start to finish, the storytelling is captivating, the humor charming. I was reading this on a plane and was so pleasantly engrossed that the flight attendent had... Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by rukieb
Missed the jokes and sarcasm as this book is billing itself. The humor was lost on me and the book just isn't plausible. Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by genevany
Laughed. Cried. This is what really great writing looks like. The author took a risk with the plot and concept, but who cares that it was not totally believable? Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by danotr8
Can not comment much as I never finished the book. Poorly written, slow plot line, nothing in aprticular to recommend it to anyone.Published on February 18, 2013 by Lucy L. Noonan