The Coney Island Book of the Dead, An Illustrated Novel

The Coney Island Book of the Dead, An Illustrated Novel

by Sheila Martin


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The Coney Island Book of the Dead, An Illustrated Novel by Sheila Martin

The Coney Island Book of the Dead throbs with the kinetic energy and

dark undercurrents of the Coney Island of 1957. It’s imbued with

mythical stories from Yiddish and Delta folklore and narrated by a

spunky, talented eleven-year-old girl named Brooklyn. In the midst of

dysfunctional family crises and supernatural death threats from a

rat-pack singer, who may be the Angel of Death, she tries to heal her

grief over the death of her grandmother by singing the blues.

Each chapter is illustrated with a visionary painting by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997282207
Publisher: Sheila Martin
Publication date: 09/07/2016
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Sheila Martin was born in 1946 and grew up in the Coney Island/Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn. Even before her first finger painting she knew she wanted to be a painter.
In 1971 she graduated from New York University, where she earned a B.A. in fine art. From 1971 to 1979 she worked in graphic design in New York City.

In 1979 she moved to Ithaca, New York with her husband Jim Blythe. Here she started a successful graphic design business which specialized in not-for-profit organizations.

In 1992, Sheila and Jim moved to Memphis, TN, where Jim landed a job as a medieval history professor. Here she phased out her graphic design business and started painting full time. Shortly thereafter she developed an intense interest in writing.

She has since written and illustrated this novel, written a second novel, and is working on a volume of short stories.

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