Meeting the Dead: A Novel

Meeting the Dead: A Novel

by Andrew Geyer


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ISBN-13: 9780826339829
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 04/15/2007
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Andrew Geyer grew up on a working ranch in southwest Texas and currently teaches in the BFA Program in Creative Writing at Arkansas Tech University. He is the author of an award-winning collection of interconnected short stories, Whispers in Dust and Bone. Meeting the Dead is his first novel.

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Soon after I started reading Meeting the Dead, by the time I finished the opening chapter about the white, blue-eyed crocodile 'waiting in the sun at the edge of the pond,' I realized I had already been drawn into a plot so propulsive I would have a hard time putting the book down before I finished it. And that's precisely what happened. I read the entire novel in the stretch of a day and a half with a break for only three fitful hours of sleep. Rare indeed is a novel which successfully balances electric entertainment with the rigors of unquestionable literary excellence. Meeting the Dead is just that: a haunting, beautifully written tale scintillate with completely believable characters, a palpable sense of place, and a riveting, propulsive plot, a tale so artfully shaped by the author that it is seamless. The murder which takes place near the book's end is unlike any I have ever read in literature, inevitable yet suspenseful, brought off to perfection with a chilling equanimity of action and resolve. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!