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The Brief History of the Dead (2006)
by Kevin Brockmeier (Author)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375423699, Hardcover)“Remember me when I’m gone”
just took on a whole new meaning.
The City is inhabited by the recently departed, who reside there only as long as they remain in the memories of the living. Among the current residents of this afterlife are Luka Sims, who prints the only newspaper in the City, with news from the other side; Coleman Kinzler, a vagrant who speaks the cautionary words of God; and Marion and Phillip Byrd, who find themselves falling in love again after decades of marriage.
On Earth, Laura Byrd is trapped by extreme weather in an Antarctic research station. She’s alone and unable to contact the outside world: her radio is down and the power is failing. She’s running out of supplies as quickly as she’s running out of time.
Kevin Brockmeier interweaves these two stories in a spellbinding tale of human connections across boundaries of all kinds. The Brief History of the Dead is the work of a remarkably gifted writer.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:23:57 -0500)
Laura Byrd is in trouble. Marooned in one of the most remote places in the world, her friends set out in search of help - but now it is clear they are not coming back. Meanwhile, in another city, more and more people arrive each day, all with a story to tell - and this city of the dead has a direct link with Laura's plight.
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