Every week on Wednesday, Breaking the Spine holds a book meme where bloggers highlight the books they’re looking out for. This week my choice is: The Next
Here’s the blurb:
Is there a right way to die? If so, Joanna DeAngelis has it all wrong. She’s consumed by betrayal, spending her numbered days cyberstalking Ned McGowan, much younger ex, and watching him thrive in the spotlight with someone new, while she wastes away. She’s every woman scorned, fantasizing about revenge … except she’s out of time.
Joanna falls from her life, from the love of daughters and devoted dog, into an otherworldly landscape, a bleak infinity she can’t escape until she rises up and returns and sets it right – makes Ned pay – so she can truly move on.
From the other side into right this minute, Jo embarks on a sexy, spiritual odyssey. As she travels beyond memory, beyond desire, she is transformed into a fierce female force of life, determined to know how to die, happily ever after.
From what I can tell, this is about the afterlife and absolutely, positively not coming to terms with dying. I am curious about how the author expresses the afterlife and then a woman who is so consumed by everything ugly in life and death she can’t let go. And how does a sexy, spiritual odyssey happen in the afterlife?