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Mar 23 2020

The City of the Dead by Jennifer Dubois

A dead man’s second wife and his daughter by a previous marriage wrestle over the rights to his remains in Jennifer du Bois’ darkly comic story about the toll dementia takes on caregivers and family. “The City of the Dead” was a fiction finalist in our 2010 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize contest. Jennifer’s debut novel A Partial History of Lost Causes was published by the Dial Press in 2012 and won the California Book Award Gold Medal for First Fiction, as well as being named one of the best ten books of the year by O: The Oprah Magazine.