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A brilliant and singularly gruesome achievement.

—Evelyn Waugh

Poignant, hilarious, and spooky, Memento Mori addresses old age


Memento Mori

Fiction by Muriel Spark

In late 1950s London, something uncanny besets a group of elderly friends: an insinuating voice on the telephone reminds each: Remember you must die. Their geriatric feathers are soon thoroughly ruffled, and many an old unsavory secret is dusted off.

published May 27th, 2014