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Dr Jesus and Mr Dead
     

Dr Jesus and Mr Dead

3.6 3
by Cooper Renner
 
When the Black Death struck Pleasant Wimberley, England, in 1349, it infected every resident. Only two survived, locked in stasis by the plague, unable either to die or to age, doomed by their immortality to be forever on the move. Through the centuries, 30-year-old Richard Dedemon spread suffering and even death as often as he could. But he never suspected that he

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When the Black Death struck Pleasant Wimberley, England, in 1349, it infected every resident. Only two survived, locked in stasis by the plague, unable either to die or to age, doomed by their immortality to be forever on the move. Through the centuries, 30-year-old Richard Dedemon spread suffering and even death as often as he could. But he never suspected that he was not unique, that an extraordinary 12-year-old hounded his steps in secret, diligent to undo the evil his former townsman sowed.
Their journeys intersect, for a final confrontation, in 1980s New Mexico where Dedemon poses as a traveling tent evangelist and faith healer as he plots his greatest devastation: the unleashing of another plague upon the unsuspecting people of the Southwest. Can Jonathan, with six centuries of experience trapped in a 12-year-old's mind, discover his enemy's intentions before it is too late?

Editorial Reviews

Jason Behrends
It is always challenging to review a book without giving away too much. In Cooper Renner's debut novel Dr. Jesus & Mr. Dead there are many twists and turns that I am going to have tread lightly. Jason Behrends, Orange Alert. [Read complete review here:http://www.orangealert.net/node/873]
Nicolle Elizabeth
Disturbing, entirely entertaining, and expertly written prose which drawls in slow, southern sweeps, Dr. Jesus and Mr. Dead is dripping with beautiful language, harsh imagery and heady inquiry... An astounding first novel... Reviewer: Nicolle Elizabeth Publisher: Dactyl Review (read entire review at http://dactylreview.com/2011/05/11/dr-jesus-and-mr-dead-by-cooper-renner/)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012312204
Publisher:
Ggantija
Publication date:
03/23/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
259 KB

Meet the Author

Cooper Renner's fiction has appeared in New York Tyrant, Keyhole, The Anemone Sidecar and other publications. He is also the writer of The Wolves of Malta series, including A Death by the Sea and A Spurious Death in a Foreign Country. He is translator of Mario Bellatin's Chinese Checkers: Three Fictions (2006) and editor at the online magazine elimae. His poetry collection Mosefolket was published in 2007 under the name Cooper Esteban.

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Dr Jesus and Mr Dead 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read the synopsis, then you're already expecting quite a ride. The book lives up to those expectations. No disappointing moments, only surprises. I don't want to ruin any of the twists and turns. What's fun is the mysterious juxtaposition of unbelievable menace and evil with believable innocence and yearning. Great book for a discussion group. So many rabbit trails.lead to deeper levels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were so many twists and turns in this book! Just when I'd think I might have things figured out....something new would happen! It was exciting, creepy and totally satisfying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago