The dark-comedy, published this month in the UK by Canongate, is the fictional story of a young author named Wolf who is visited by Death – a shapeshifting, working-class black woman. Exhausted from spending eternity doing her job, Death seeks someone to unburden her conscience to and asks Wolf to write her memoirs. Enthralled by her reminiscences Wolf and Death time-travel together to witness historic events of the past and present. As the two reflect on ancestry, loss and the future of humanity, their friendship grows into a surprising affirmation of hope and resilience.
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Luther and Avengers star Elba said: “Mrs Death Misses Death feels like an instant classic with an intoxicating