Death and Resurrection

Death and Resurrection

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by R. A. MacAvoy
     
 

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The award-winning writer of Tea With the Black Dragon and other acclaimed novels returns to fantasy with the intriguing story of Chinese-American artist Ewen Young who gains the ability to travel between the worlds of life and death. This unasked-for skill irrevocably changes his life - as does meeting Nez Perce veterinarian Dr. Susan Sundown and her remarkable dog

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The award-winning writer of Tea With the Black Dragon and other acclaimed novels returns to fantasy with the intriguing story of Chinese-American artist Ewen Young who gains the ability to travel between the worlds of life and death. This unasked-for skill irrevocably changes his life - as does meeting Nez Perce veterinarian Dr. Susan Sundown and her remarkable dog, Resurrection. After defeating a threat to his own family, Ewen and Susan confront great evils - both supernatural and human - as life and death begin to flow dangerously close together.

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Publishers Weekly
MacAvoy’s expansion of her 2009 novella “In Between” will please fans of her thoughtful hero Black Dragon, though new protagonist Ewen Young goes past philosophical to passive. Ewen, a Chinese Buddhist, just wants to be a painter and practice kung fu, but fate has other plans. He’s always had a touch of the spiritual, whether it’s an empathic bond with his twin sister or a psychic retreat he can share with others. When a brush with death kicks it up several notches, he ends up reluctantly guiding an investigation and a school as well as building a relationship with a strong-willed Native American vet and her body-hunting dog. Ewen’s (and MacAvoy’s) refusal to explore the origins of his powers takes the tone of the book further from most Western speculative fiction and toward magical realism or mysticism, which will delight some readers and irritate others. (Jan.)
Library Journal
When he is caught in an act of violence that strikes close to home, Chinese American painter and martial artist Ewen Young discovers he has the amazing ability to travel within the "bardo," the realm between one life and the next. A chance meeting with Nez Perce veterinarian Susan Sundown and her cadaver dog, Resurrection, opens a new world to Ewan as he explores with her the uncertain country between life and death. VERDICT Expanding on her 2009 novella In Between, which she also published as an ebook called The Go-Between, MacAvoy once again demonstrates her talent for infusing action and gentle humor with a fundamental belief in the abiding spirit in all things. A lyrical and remarkable tale of spiritual awakening.
Author - Orson Scott Card
“For the brilliantly talented R.A. MacAvoy, no aspect of human life is beyond reach.”
Author - Charles De Lint
“I love R.A. MacAvoy's work. Do yourself a favor and pick this up.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607012863
Publisher:
Prime Books
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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