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Goshena 1 : Queen of the Big In-Betweena (Paperback) (Chuck Bright)

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Soul #24—aptly named after the number on his morgue drawer—is not entirely convinced he's dead, and he keeps getting “advice” on how to “move on” from questionable sources. Some encourage #24 to go toward the Light, while one in particular keeps pushing him toward the Dark. That's Goshena, processor of souls and companion to Jingles, a soul-eating frog. Goshena secretly plots to keep #24 too confused to move toward the Light, hoping he will instead become a delicious soul to someday serve to Jingles.Goshena's primary directive in the Big In-Betweena is to lure as many newly deceased souls toward the Dark as possible. She tries to get to them early on, before they have a chance to be guided toward the Light. Accepting death can free them from her grip, but moving toward the Light requires something more—the ability to pass a death quiz designed to test their honesty, integrity, and knowledge of their previous life. As much a story of #24's struggle to find understanding and meaning after his death, Goshena: Queen of the Big In-Betweena is also the story of his impact on the volatile and unpredictable ruler of this fog-filled terrain, who is rapidly losing interest in her job. Bright does not claim to be an authority on death and the afterlife; he merely wishes to offer, through jest and satire, an allegory capable of inspiring reflection on these verboten subjects.Goshena: Queen of the Big In-Betweena addresses questions of death and the afterlife with jest and satire, proposing alternative views on a subject that is often taboo. This surrealistic story features Goshena, hired to greet the newly deceased. Volatile and unpredictable, she has no qualms about throwing dissident arrivals to Jingles, her giant soul-eating frog.Goshena's most recent assignment is to welcome Soul #24 (the number inscribed on his morgue drawer), a recalcitrant soul who refuses to accept that he has died and has reasons to return to the Living. But can he or must he go home with Goshena and Jingles? Or … will he pass his death quiz and move toward the Light?
Number of Pages: 146.0
Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels
Sub-Genre: Anthologies, Graphic Novels / Horror
Series Title: Goshena
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dr Chucky Pubns
Author: Chuck Bright
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 50242534
UPC: 9780990739807
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-4244

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