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Publisher Comments:

In one hand, Jesse Breedlove holds a bottle of Cuervo Gold — or what's left of it — in the other, the shovel with which he has just unearthed the bones of a small girl buried in the cellar of a Catholic church in Omaha, Nebraska. So begins Breedlove's odyssey across the literal and mythical landscapes of America, bearing the finely articulated body he has uncovered, the bones that would neither rest nor, in their restless eloquence, let him remain silent. Through the heart of the United States this mover of bones encounters people who live on the margins, geographically and emotionally, and who find that his presence and his plight summon their voices. Rumors surface and reports multiply as the lonely, the addicted, the isolated, the damned, the pure of heart, and the holy sane speak. From the dark and distant edges of society, they bear witness — sometimes directly, sometimes obliquely — to what the mover of bones and his burden mean.

Defiler, redeemer, sinner, or saint — Breedlove is the stuff myths are made of, and The Mover of Bones, the first of a planned trilogy of novels by the remarkably gifted Robert Vivian, evokes a collective dream of the heartland.

Review:

"Robert Vivian's prose is lyrical and harrowing — harrowing in the Biblical sense. It is as if the killing fields were being irrigated with light. The Mover of Bones is disturbing, a chorus of the damned, but the music can be strangely sweet." Sven Birkerts, author of An Artificial Wilderness: Essays on 20th-Century Literature

Synopsis:

An alcoholic janitor digs up the bones of a murdered girl in a church basement in South Omaha and leaves with them on a desperate journey through the heart of the U. S.

About the Author

Robert Vivian's stories, poems, and essays have appeared in numerous publications, and his plays have been produced in New York City. He is the author of the award-winning book Cold Snap as Yearning (available in a Bison Books edition) and teaches English and creative writing at Alma College in Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803246799
Author:
Vivian, Robert
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Janitors
Subject:
Nebraska
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Flyover Fiction
Publication Date:
20060901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
166
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.8 lb

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Product details 166 pages University of Nebraska Press - English 9780803246799 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Robert Vivian's prose is lyrical and harrowing — harrowing in the Biblical sense. It is as if the killing fields were being irrigated with light. The Mover of Bones is disturbing, a chorus of the damned, but the music can be strangely sweet."
"Synopsis" by , An alcoholic janitor digs up the bones of a murdered girl in a church basement in South Omaha and leaves with them on a desperate journey through the heart of the U. S.

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