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The Life of Almost by Anna Vaught


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The Life of Almost is a dark comedy set in Wales and a spectral reworking of Dickens's Great Expectations. 

Almost is a boy, brought up by his sister, Perfection. He is shrouded by bereavement and surrounded by the hauntings of his family s undead. He plays in the sea caves, visits graves, amongst mermaids, longing mermen, morticians, houses that breathe and a poltergeist moss that grabs your foot. A cast of family and friends drawn from sea caves, the embalming table, the graveyard and the dark Clandestine House, which respires heavily and in which time has stopped. 

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