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Miss Corpus

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Publisher Comments:

Will has just returned home from sea to find his wife lying dead on the kitchen floor. Four states away, Phil has been waiting for his son to return home, only to discover his body decomposing at the bottom of a nearby swamp. Will's wife always wanted a highway-bound honeymoon. Phil's son always wanted to see the country. In an attempt to pick up the pieces of their lives, both Will and Phil load up their cars and hit the road--unknowingly traveling toward a collision--their destinies literally crashing together on I-95. From the moment their keys slip into the ignition, to the second their fenders clasp, every person with whom Will and Phil come in contact weaves a tapestry of narratives that gives a singular, vivid voice to the Deep South.

Review:

"[A] dizzyingly imaginative first novel....In a slow, simmering style that melds Southern folklore with a gothic sensibility, Chapman concocts a powerful tale that is suspenseful and moving....Suffused with a compassion, the novel transcends its bizarre premise and suggests that the magic of literature can make sense of life." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Buckle your seatbelt and lock the car doors; Clay Chapman's about to take you for a hair-raising ride." The New Yorker

Review:

"A morbid and lugubrious tale....Too pompous to be disgusting, this remains just a bore." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Chapman vividly describes scenes of life and especially death. Miss Corpus contains some graphic passages, but the depth of emotion reached by the characters moves the novel along at cruising speed." Amy Coffin, TheBookHaven.com

About the Author

Clay McLeod Chapman is the author of the short story collection rest area. Creator of the "Pumpkin Pie Show," he has performed his writing throughout the United States and at Fringe Festivals around the world. Born in Richmond, Virginia, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786867387
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Chapman, Clay McLeod
Author:
Chapman, Clay
Publisher:
Hyperion
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Automobile travel
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Traffic accidents
Subject:
Loss
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - Gothic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. 28
Publication Date:
February 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.625 in 12.8 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 240 pages Hyperion Books - English 9780786867387 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] dizzyingly imaginative first novel....In a slow, simmering style that melds Southern folklore with a gothic sensibility, Chapman concocts a powerful tale that is suspenseful and moving....Suffused with a compassion, the novel transcends its bizarre premise and suggests that the magic of literature can make sense of life."
"Review" by , "Buckle your seatbelt and lock the car doors; Clay Chapman's about to take you for a hair-raising ride."
"Review" by , "A morbid and lugubrious tale....Too pompous to be disgusting, this remains just a bore."
"Review" by , "Chapman vividly describes scenes of life and especially death. Miss Corpus contains some graphic passages, but the depth of emotion reached by the characters moves the novel along at cruising speed."
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