The 2018 Miami Book Fair / de Groot Prize winner, this debut fiction introduces a distinctive new American voice
Funny, tender, and wholly original, Death & Other Holidays is a year in the life of a young woman coming to terms with the death of her beloved stepfather, while attempting to find love in LA. We are introduced to her friends and family, as she struggles to launch herself out into the world, to take the risks of love — the one constancy in all the change.
Told with a great good humor and underlying affection for all its characters, Death and Other Holidays announces a brilliant and assured new voice in American fiction.
“Vogel builds, with lightness and clear eyes, a vibrant world of family, love, and loss. Skillful and charming … all made by a voice that trembles between boldness and vulnerability.” —Aimee Bender, author of The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
“Beautifully conceived and beautifully executed. Marci Vogel is an artist in complete control of her materials.” —Percival Everett, author of I am Not Sidney Poitier: A Novel