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The Apocalypse of Morgan Turner

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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 i ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published March 10th 2018 by Linda Leith Publishing
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Michael Austin
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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"Apocalypse" is one of those words that pretty much nobody knows how to use. Originally, the word meant "uncovering" or "revelation." But it has become so closely associated with the last book of the New Testament--John's end-of-the-world disaster porn about dragons and monsters and ultimate battles between good and evil--that almost everybody now uses it simply to mean "the end of the world." And Francis Ford Coppola's epic Vietnam War movie didn't help at all.

So many people have used the word
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Rachel
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I reviewed this book for Dialogue~~~ so I'll link when it posts! I generally liked it, the character details were fantastic and the imagery gave me insights into the horror genre (is flowing blood truly horrific?). I liked how the Mormons in this book were humanized, complete with annoying flaws and possibly helpful insights.
Steven Peck
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book captured so many emotions with such richly drawn and captivating characters, it’s now made my list of essential readings when I make recommendations to friends. Quist intimately sketched both the depth of loss experienced in dealing with the violent death of a loved one, and the complexity of relationships with friends and family in such a terrible situation, but here’s the amazing thing, she pulled it off adroitly with wit and charm. The compelling narrative was portrayed so skillfull ...more
Wanda
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed every bit of the ride as I read this book. I could never imagine the destination as I rode (read), but I was pleased when I arrived. The story follows the life of a sister of a violently murdered young woman. We see Morgan finding herself, finding friends, and experiencing the trial of the murderer. I was very impressed with the courtroom scenes. Jennifer did an excellent job with it, better than any Perry Mason or Law & Order tv episode by a long ways. I won't spoil the ending but ...more
Tan
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
A deep dive into the personalities involved in a criminal trial.
Erin
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I love reading novels that dig into the really messy & complicated aspects of faith, and avoid tidy answers. This explores some really juicy areas of LDS theology: In a religion so deeply rooted in the concept of agency, what do we expect in this world from individuals experiencing conditions like psychosis that prevent them from truly having it? How do we make sense of evil in the world? How do you find that balance between justice and mercy, forgiveness and accountability? And what does it ...more
Kelly Macfarlane
Jul 20, 2018 rated it liked it
There were a lot of well-written sections, with beautiful turns of phrase, pointed observations, and brilliant sentences, but I thought the actual story (and for me, story is first and foremost) was weak and rather lacking.
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Jennifer Quist is an award-winning novelist as well as a student and critic. "The Apocalypse of Morgan Turner" is her 3rd novel, published March 2018 by Linda Leith Publishing of Montreal. Her debut novel, "Love Letters of the Angels of Death," was long-listed for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, winner of a 2014 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award, and finalist ...more