The Apocalypse of Morgan Turner
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 mental illness. 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.
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Jennifer Quist is a novelist, poet, and columnist living in Edmonton, Alberta. Nominated for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Howard O’Hagan Award for her short fiction “Fish Story,” she has had her work published in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Maclean’s, and Today’s Parent, and has written and voiced introspective personal essays for the CBC Radio One programs Definitely Not the Opera and Tapestry. Her first novel, Love Letters of the Angels of Death (LLP, 2013) nominated for the 2015 International Dublin IMPAC Literary Award and Quist was named the Alberta Lieutenant Governor's Emerging Artist of the Year in 2014. Her other two novels are Sistering (LLP, 2015), longlisted for the Alberta Reader's Choice, and The Apocalypse of Morgan Turner (LLP, 2018).
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