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A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife: On the Other Side Known Commonly as "The Little Book"by Daniel Quinn
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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.
2. Is there an Afterlife after the Afterlife?
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.
"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.
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