Fiction. "Want to know what death feels like? A tidal wave of coagulated mint jelly, the forceful bristles of a candy-apple red, and an indescribable feeling of floating and melting at the same time."Chimera Aoki is a 20-something New Yorker, easy in love and working on a book of famous last words. Arthur Noyes is older, secretive, existential. They meet through Chimera's girlfriend, and are brought together and flung apart through a cosmic collision of coincidence and deceit. Heavily interwoven with Abrahamic religious influences, THE BOOK OF THE LAST WORD culminates with Chimera discovering Arthur's secret and having to decide if what Arthur has done is either immensely beneficial or horrifically damaging.
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Jesi Bender is an artist from Upstate New York, where she lives with her husband and beautiful daughter. She is also a librarian and the head of KERNPUNKT Press, a home to experimental writing. Her work has appeared in Split Lip, Lunch Ticket, and Paper Darts, among others.Author City: HAMILTON, NY USA