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The Brief History of the Dead (Vintage Contemporaries) by Kevin Brockmeier
The Brief History of the Dead (Vintage Contemporaries)

nancymae, February 2, 2010

I had no expectations for this book, but it sucked me right in with its alternating chapters about the City of the Dead and about Laura Byrd, alone in the Antarctic after a lethal worldwide virus. While not a long book (around 250pp.), it reminded me of 100 Years of Solitude in its brilliant depiction of the occupants of a city apart, how they relate to each other, and their ties to a woman trying to survive in bleak conditions.
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