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The Brief History of the Dead Paperback – 25 Jan 2007

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray (25 Jan. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719568307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719568305
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'An unearthly literary tale' (Bookseller)

'Sure-to-be-acclaimed fiction mixes with travelogue ... Gripping - and moving - stuff.' (Sunday Times Travel Magazine - February 2006)

'A moving and unsettling meditation on memories, how recollections of the seemingly trivial can sustain us' (Books Quarterly (Waterstone's))

'His confident voice, observational brilliance and playful humour dazzle to the end.' (The Times)

'Convincing . . . reflects on relationships in a beautiful, delicate manner' (Publisher's Weekly)

'A story of spellbinding power and imagination which resonates long after the final page' (Tangled Web)

Unique and spellbinding ... Brockmeier is up to something different (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Brockmeier investigates our capacity for wonder ... and the result is exacting and perfectly strange (The New Yorker)

'A spellbinding novel' (Amy Worth, lead account manager, books, Amazon; Bookseller/ February Booksellers' choice)

'Such a powerful read' (Time Out)

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The critically acclaimed, spellbinding novel about life, death and everything that follows.

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