Memento Mori (Paperback)

By Muriel Spark

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811214384, 224pp.

Publication Date: June 17, 2000

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/24/2005)
Paperback (5/27/2014)
Compact Disc (9/1/2003)
Compact Disc (8/1/2013)

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In late 1950s London, something uncanny besets a group of elderly friends: an insinuating voice on the telephone informs each, "Remember you must die." Their geriatric feathers are soon thoroughly ruffled by these seemingly supernatural phone calls, and in the resulting flurry many old secrets are dusted off. Beneath the once decorous surface of their lives, unsavories like blackmail and adultery are now to be glimpsed. As spooky as it is witty, poignant and wickedly hilarious, Memento Mori may ostensibly concern death, but it is a book which leaves one relishing life all the more.