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A Fine and Private Place (original 1960; edition 1992)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451450965, Mass Market Paperback)This classic, mesmerizing tale from the author of The Last Unicorn is a journey between the realms of the living and the dead, and the eternal power of love.
Michael Morgan was not ready to die, but his funeral was carried out just the same. Trapped in the dark limbo between life and death as a ghost, he searches for an escape. Instead, he discovers the beautiful Laura...and a love stronger than the boundaries of the grave and the spirit world.
Praise for Peter S. Beagle:
"Wit, charm, and a sense of individuality." --New York Times Book Review
"It's a fully rounded region, this other world of Peter Beagle's imagination...an originality...that is wholly his own." --Kirkus Reviews
"Both sepulchral and oddly appealing...[Beagle's] ectoplasmic fable has a distinct, mossy charm." --Time
"Delightful." --San Francisco Chronicle
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:37:13 -0400)
A kindly raven brings food to and is the companion of a man who has taken refuge in an abandoned mausoleum in a New York City cemetery for nineteen years
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