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A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife: On the Other Side Known Commonly as "The Little Book"

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Publisher Comments:

The guide of choice for anyone who plans to die someday--are YOU ready for the AFTERLIFE?

To find out, take this simple quiz:

1.  Like Earth, the Afterlife has celebrities, outcasts, deadheads, losers, and busybodies.  

True

False

2.  Is there an Afterlife after the Afterlife?

Yes

No

3.  When you first arrive on "the Other Side," you will be given:

a) a set of wings

b) a toaster

c) a copy of A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife

Don't worry if you're not sure how to respond. A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife has answers to these questions and more--and if you're lucky, some of them may turn out to be right!

An irreverent, one-of-a-kind compendium from the award-winning author of Ishmael, A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife can be read as a parable, an allegory, a work of fiction--or exactly what it claims to be: a helpful handbook for the recently deceased.  It is filled with uncommon wisdom, bizarre imaginings, uncanny perceptions, and unexpected humor.  Is it fantastic escapism or a seminal event in human history? Read it and find out....

Face it.  The Afterlife is the ultimate test.  You might as well study.

Synopsis:

"A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife" is a unique collaboration of three authors — two living and one dead. The text has a strange provenance. It was received by Daniel Quinn in a dream — from the hands of a recently deceased acquaintance. With the help of Tom Whalen, Daniel Quinn was able to decipher for living readers the cryptic messages encoded in the text of what is commonly known among the dead as "The Little Book". "A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife" can be read as parable, allegory, or exactly as what it proclaims itself to be. However it's read, readers will find it filled with uncommon wisdom, secrets, strange imaginings, uncanny perceptions, and unexpected humor.

About the Author

Daniel Quinn's first book, Ishmael, won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship, a prize for fiction presenting creative and positive solutions to global problems.  He is also the author of Providence, The Story of B, and My Ishmael.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553379792
Author:
Quinn, Daniel
Author:
Whalen, Tom
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
General
Subject:
Eschatology
Subject:
Occult
Subject:
Future life
Subject:
Occult & Supernatural
Subject:
Horror - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.04x5.56x.36 in. .32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife" is a unique collaboration of three authors — two living and one dead. The text has a strange provenance. It was received by Daniel Quinn in a dream — from the hands of a recently deceased acquaintance. With the help of Tom Whalen, Daniel Quinn was able to decipher for living readers the cryptic messages encoded in the text of what is commonly known among the dead as "The Little Book". "A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife" can be read as parable, allegory, or exactly as what it proclaims itself to be. However it's read, readers will find it filled with uncommon wisdom, secrets, strange imaginings, uncanny perceptions, and unexpected humor.
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