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Part classic noir thriller, part mind-bending fantasy, The Resurrectionist is a wild ride into a territory where nothing is as it appears. It is the story of Sweeney, a druggist by trade, and his son, Danny, the victim of an accident that has left him in a persistent coma. Hoping for a miracle, they have come to the fortresslike Peck Clinic, whose doctors claim to have resurrected two patients who were lost in the void. What Sweeney comes to realize, though, is that the real cure to his son's condition may lie in Limbo, a fantasy comic book world into which his son had been drawn at the time of his accident. Plunged into the intrigue that envelops the clinic, Sweeney's search for answers leads to sinister back alleys, brutal dead ends, and terrifying rabbit holes of darkness and mystery.

O'Connell has crafted a mesmerizing novel about stories and what they can do for and to those who create them and those who consume them. About the nature of consciousness and the power of the unknown. About psychotic bikers, mad neurologists, and wandering circus freaks. About loss and grief and rage. And, ultimately, about forgiveness and the depth of our need to extend it and receive it.

Review:

....[C]ommon themes: love and loss, death and redemption, and the eternal devotion of fathers for their sons....O'Connell is just retelling the old story every boy wants to hear." — The New York Times

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"A wild, surreal and thought-provoking ride." — San Francisco Chronicle

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"[O'Connell] is wilder, edgier, more far-ranging and extravagant than his fellow genre-jumpers." — The Boston Globe

Synopsis:

The Resurrectionist is a wild ride into a territory where nothing is as it appears. Part classic noir thriller, part fabulist fable, it is the story of Sweeney and his comatose son, Danny. Hoping for a miracle, Sweeney has brought Danny to the fortresslike Peck Clinic, whose doctors claim to have "resurrected" patients who were similarly lost in the void. but the real cure for his son's condition may lie in Limbo, a comic book world beloved by Danny before he slipped into a coma.

O'Connell has crafted a spellbinding novel about stories and what they can do for and to those who create them and those who consume them. About the nature of consciousness and the power of the unknown. And, ultimately, about forgiveness and the depth of our need to extend it and receive it.

About the Author

Jack O'Connell is the author of four widely acclaimed novels. He lives with his wife and children in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565126787
Author:
O'Connell, Jack
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Other:
O'Connell, Jack
Author:
Connell, Jack
Author:
O'Connell, Jack
Author:
o
Author:
Jack O
Author:
Connell
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Visionary & metaphysical
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
FICTION / Visionary and Metaphysical
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Subject:
Fiction : Visionary & Metaphysical
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Review" by , ....[C]ommon themes: love and loss, death and redemption, and the eternal devotion of fathers for their sons....O'Connell is just retelling the old story every boy wants to hear." — The
"Review" by , "A wild, surreal and thought-provoking ride." —
"Review" by , "[O'Connell] is wilder, edgier, more far-ranging and extravagant than his fellow genre-jumpers." —
"Synopsis" by ,
The Resurrectionist is a wild ride into a territory where nothing is as it appears. Part classic noir thriller, part fabulist fable, it is the story of Sweeney and his comatose son, Danny. Hoping for a miracle, Sweeney has brought Danny to the fortresslike Peck Clinic, whose doctors claim to have "resurrected" patients who were similarly lost in the void. but the real cure for his son's condition may lie in Limbo, a comic book world beloved by Danny before he slipped into a coma.

O'Connell has crafted a spellbinding novel about stories and what they can do for and to those who create them and those who consume them. About the nature of consciousness and the power of the unknown. And, ultimately, about forgiveness and the depth of our need to extend it and receive it.

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