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This review is from: The Brief History of the Dead (Paperback)
This is one of those books I give to friends as presents. Not just one haunting idea but two - a girl struggling through the Arctic, last survivor of a plague on Earth, and an unearthly limbo city where the dead go until everyone on the planet has forgotten them. It asks profound questions about how we keep people alive in our memories, and this is enacted and dramatised beautifully with the device of the girl's memories which keep the people in the limbo city alive. Stunning. If you like fiction that leaves your soul stirred you'll love this.