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ALIVE IN NECROPOLIS {SIGNED First Printing}: DOUG DORST

ALIVE IN NECROPOLIS {SIGNED First Printing}

DOUG DORST

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ISBN 10: 1594489874 / ISBN 13: 9781594489877
Editorial: Riverhead Books - a member of the Penguin Group, New York, 2008
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SIGNED by the Author. No inscription.A flawless book and jacket. A First Edition with complete number line to "1" A Fine hardcover book. In As New unread condition. In the complete Dust Jacket with price intact. Fine. Fine. A collectible copy. Winner of the 2009 Emperor Norton award. N° de ref. de la librería 002347

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Título: ALIVE IN NECROPOLIS {SIGNED First Printing}

Editorial: Riverhead Books - a member of the Penguin Group, New York

Año de publicación: 2008

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

A "dark and funny debut"(Seattle-Times) about a young police officer struggling to maintain a sense of reality in a town where the dead outnumber the living.

Colma, California, the "cemetery city" serving San Francisco, is the resting place of the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Wyatt Earp, and William Randolph Hearst. It is also the home of Michael Mercer, a by-the-book rookie cop struggling to settle comfortably into adult life. Instead, he becomes obsessed with the mysterious fate of his predecessor, Sergeant Wes Featherstone, who spent his last years policing the dead as well as the living. As Mercer attempts to navigate the drama of his own daily life, his own grip on reality starts to slip-either that, or Colma's more famous residents are not resting in peace as they should be.

Review:

Amazon Best of the Month, July 2008: Mix one part gritty police procedural with one part ghost story, add a splash of teen angst and a hefty dose of black humor, and you have Doug Dorst's brilliant debut novel--a delicious blend of Paul Auster, Kevin Brockmeier, and Joss Whedon. In Colma, California, where the dead outnumber the living, a rookie cop who saves the life of a troubled teenager is either the savior of the city, or a man on the brink of losing his mind. Alive in Necropolis is brimming with fascinating characters (both the living and the dead), none more so than the young cop trying to get a handle on his place in the world. Dorst defies conventional storytelling--at once grim and playful (his two epigraphs quote Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Hanson's "MmmBop"), he weaves the supernatural seamlessly into this "straight" story and the result is effortlessly imaginative, funny, and poignant. Fans of Auster, Jonathan Carroll, and Haruki Murakami will want to make room on their nightstand for their next new favorite. --Daphne Durham

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