The Brief History of the Dead: A Novel
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.
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|Grouping Title||brief history of the dead|
|Grouping Author||kevin brockmeier|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-06-12 04:51:40AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-06-12 05:08:47AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780375423697|
|available_at_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|detailed_location_addison||Online Hoopla Collection|
Online OverDrive Collection
From Kevin Brockmeier, one of this generation's most inventive young writers, comes a striking new novel about death, life, and the mysterious place in between. The City is inhabited by those who have departed Earth but are still remembered by the living. They will reside in this afterlife until they are completely forgotten. But the City is shrinking, and the residents clearing out. Some of the holdouts, like Luka Sims, who produces the City's only newspaper, are wondering what exactly is going on. Others, like Coleman Kinzler, believe it is the beginning of the end. Meanwhile, Laura Byrd is trapped in an Antarctic research station, her supplies are running low, her radio finds only static, and the power is failing. With little choice, Laura sets out across the ice to look for help, but time is running out. Kevin Brockmeier alternates these two storylines to create a lyrical and haunting story about love, loss and the power of memory.
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library Online|
|owning_location_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|subject_facet||Antarctica -- Fiction|
Death -- Fiction
Epidemics -- Fiction
Future life -- Fiction
Wilderness survival -- Fiction
|title_display||The Brief History of the Dead A Novel|
|title_full||The Brief History of the Dead A Novel|
The brief history of the dead [electronic resource] Brockmeier, Kevin.
|title_short||The Brief History of the Dead|