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The Resurrectionist (häftad)

The Resurrectionist

A Novel

Häftad Engelska, 2014-08-04
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At South Carolina Medical College, Dr Jacob Thacker is on probation for Xanax abuse. His interim career-working in the university's public relations department-takes an unnerving detour into the past when the bones of African American slaves are unearthed on campus. In the nineteenth century, Nemo ("no man"), a slave purchased for his unusual knife skills, becomes an unacknowledged member of the surgical faculty by day-and by night, a "resurrectionist", responsible for procuring bodies for medical study. With exceptional storytelling, pacing and skill, Matthew Guinn relates a gothic tale of shocking crimes and exquisite revenge, a riveting and satisfying moral parable of the American South.
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"Truly extraordinary... a novel that is not only riveting and beautifully written, but one that dares to step into the long shadow of class and race...Stunning." -- Andre Dubus III "A fine gothic novel. Be warned: Corpses abound." -- The Washington Post

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Matthew Guinn's first novel, The Resurrectionist, was a finalist for the Edgar Award. A native Atlantan, he now lives with his family in Jackson, Mississippi.