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The next / Stephanie Gangi.

By: Gangi, Stephanie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First edition.Description: 312 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781250110565.Subject(s): Terminally ill -- Fiction | Revenge -- Fiction | Single women -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: "Is there a right way to die? If so, Joanna DeAngelis has it all wrong. She's consumed by betrayal, spending her numbered days obsessing over Ned McGowan, her much younger ex, and watching him thrive in the spotlight with someone new, while she wastes away. She's every woman scorned, fantasizing about revenge--except she's out of time. Joanna falls from her life, from the love of her daughters and devoted dog, into an otherworldly landscape, a bleak infinity she can't escape until she rises up and returns and sets it right"--Amazon.com.
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Joanna DeAngelis dies wrong. Consumed by breast cancer, betrayals, disappointments, and a blind lust to avenge a badly broken heart, she turns away from her devoted daughters and dog on her deathbed, and finds herself alone in a darkness of her own making. With no light to guide her to death's promised land of peace, Joanna's ghost plots a course for revenge on her much-younger ex, Ned McGowan, the man who abandoned her to take up -- and trade up -- with another woman. Joanna's desperate needs -- when she was alive, and now, while she's trying to die properly -- inspire a deep descent into the seat of the soul, an unflinching look at choices and consequences, at the last gasps of lust and love, and the wisdom to know how to go.

"A novel"--Jacket.

"Is there a right way to die? If so, Joanna DeAngelis has it all wrong. She's consumed by betrayal, spending her numbered days obsessing over Ned McGowan, her much younger ex, and watching him thrive in the spotlight with someone new, while she wastes away. She's every woman scorned, fantasizing about revenge--except she's out of time. Joanna falls from her life, from the love of her daughters and devoted dog, into an otherworldly landscape, a bleak infinity she can't escape until she rises up and returns and sets it right"--Amazon.com.

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Breast cancer patient and scorned woman Joanna wastes her final days obsessing over her ex, Ned, and his rich and famous new girlfriend and cyberstalking them whenever she is awake and able to access her smartphone. Thoughts of exacting revenge consume her, leaving precious little time or energy for her two grown daughters and faithful dog, who still need her. After Joanna dies, she becomes a supernatural presence to be reckoned with and will not rest until she has punished Ned to her satisfaction. There's a lot going on in this modern literary ghost story-love, death, family, revenge, Instagram-but it's never hard to follow. Debut author Gangi uses alternating chapters (and lots of pop music references) to tell the stories of Joanna, her daughters, and Ned. Joanna's chapters-brash, descriptive, lyrical, and often sexually charged renderings of what she's thinking, feeling, and doing, dead or alive-are the highlights. But Gangi's ability to create compelling stories and humanize her supporting characters will make readers empathize with them, too. VERDICT This is a title worth silencing your smartphone for. [See Prepub Alert, 4/3/16.]-Samantha Gust, Niagara Univ. Lib., NY © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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