Fiction. Women's Studies. Morgan Turner's grief over her sister's brutal murder has become a rut, an everyday horror she is caught in along with her estranged parents and chilly older brother. In search of a way out, she delves the depths of a factory abattoir, classic horror cinema, and the Canadian criminal justice system, as it tries her sister's killer and former lover, who is arguing that he is "Not Criminally Responsible" for his actions because of a mental disease. Whatever the verdict, Morgan—with the help of her Chinese immigrant coworkers, a do-gooder, and a lovelorn schizophrenia patient—uncovers her own way to move on.
"The originality of this novel about grief, loss, mental illness and justice is that you feel the pain and laugh out loud. There are no glancing characters here. You see inside everyone. Central character, Morgan, is a memorable masterpiece."—Fred Stenson
Jennifer Quist is a novelist, journalist, talker, and firstborn of five sisters. Her debut novel, Love Letters of the Angels of Death (LLP 2013), won her an Alberta Lieutenant Governor's Emerging Artist Award in 2014. The book was longlisted for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was a finalist for a 2014 Whitney Award. Her second novel, SISTERING (Linda Leith Publishing, 2015), won the Best Novel Award from the Mormon Literary Association. THE APOCALYPSE OF MORGAN TURNER is her latest novel (Linda Leith Publishing, 2018). She lives in the Edmonton area with her husband and five sons.
Author City: EDMONTON, AB CAN