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Author Salena Godden reads from "Mrs Death Misses Death"

Salena Godden is an English poet, author, activist, broadcaster, essayist, and memoirist. 

Her debut novel Mrs Death Misses Death has been picked as a Bookseller Editor’s Choice, a NetGalley Book of the Month, and recommended on the Sky Arts Book Club. It's described by the publisher as “intoxicating and life-affirming” and in The Bookseller as “an original, exuberant novel, freewheeling from prose to poetry to non fiction, truly one of a kind.”

Listen as Salena Godden reads excerpts from Mrs Death Misses Death. Above, hear her read "The Greatest Trick." More excerpts are below.

Oh, To Be a Piano
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About the book
Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spending eternity doing her job and now she seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a troubled young writer, is well acquainted with death, but until now hadn’t met Death in person – a Black, working-class woman who shape-shifts and does her work unseen.

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