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The brief history of the dead, Kevin Brockmeier

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The brief history of the dead, Kevin Brockmeier
Language
eng
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Literary Form
novels
Main title
The brief history of the dead
Oclc number
60550844
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Kevin Brockmeier
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Accelerated Reader, Grades 9-12, 6.9, 14, SD, Quiz 108718, English fiction.Accelerated Reader AR, UG, 6.9, 14.0, 108718.
Summary
"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."--Publisher's websiteIn an afterlife world inhabited by the recently departed who remain in the memories of the living, Marion and Phillip Byrd fall in love again, while on Earth, their daughter, Laura, is stranded alone in an Antarctic research station
Table Of Contents
The city -- The shelter -- The encounter -- The miles -- The homecoming -- The station -- The patriarch -- The virus -- The numbers -- The crevasse -- The changes -- The birds -- The heartbeat -- The marbles -- The crossing
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