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Putting Makeup on Dead People Jen Violi

Putting Makeup on Dead People

Jen Violi

Published
ISBN : 9781423134817
Hardcover
326 pages
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In the spring of her senior year, Donna Parisi finds new life in an unexpected place: a coffin.Since her fathers death four years ago, Donna has gone through the motions of living: her friendships are empty, shes clueless about what to do afterMoreIn the spring of her senior year, Donna Parisi finds new life in an unexpected place: a coffin.Since her fathers death four years ago, Donna has gone through the motions of living: her friendships are empty, shes clueless about what to do after high school graduation, and her grief keeps her isolated, cut off even from the one parent she has left. That is until shes standing in front of the dead body of a classmate at Brighton Brothers Funeral Home. At that moment, Donna realizes what might just give her life purpose is comforting others in death. That maybe who she really wants to be is a mortician.This discovery sets in motion a life Donna never imagined was possible. She befriends a charismatic new student, Liz, notices a boy, Charlie, and realizes that maybe hes been noticing her, too, and finds herself trying things she hadnt dreamed of trying before. By taking risks, Donna comes into her own, diving into her mortuary studies with a passion and skill she didnt know she had in her. And she finally understands that moving forward doesnt mean forgetting someone you love.Jen Violis heartfelt and funny debut novel is a story of transformation-how one girl learns to grieve and say goodbye, turn loss into a gift, and let herself be exceptional...at loving, applying lipstick to corpses, and finding life in the wake of death.