The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist

by Jack O'Connell

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Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist

"O'Connell's gift for building tension within a scene is equaled by his ability to create wonderfully dark and elaborate stage sets upon which to play out his dramas . . . [He] is wilder, edgier, more far-ranging and extravagant than his fellow genre-jumpers.” —The Boston Globe


From the Publisher

"To call Jack O'Connell’s novels imaginative, or even original, doesn't begin to say it . . . There's something both exciting and unnerving about [his] kind of hallucinatory writing." —The New York Times Book Review



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



“Reed's performance is effortless . . .”
—AudioFile


“'Graham’s measured reading steers a course through nagging crossroads of perception, allowing layers of reality and fantasy to wash over us in a very effective, if nonlinear, listening experience.”
Booklist

The New York Times Book Review

"The Resurrectionist is a brilliant, wild, heartfelt novel. It seems, like all of O’Connell’s work, at once to bear tribute to its predecessors and to come out of nowhere, a stew whose various lumps, gristles, fillers, and spices have long since cooked down to a single, amazing richness. O’Connell’s books are one of a kind — again and again."

Booklist


"O'Connell's gift for building tension within a scene is equaled by his ability to create wonderfully dark and elaborate stage sets upon which to play out his dramas . . . [He] is wilder, edgier, more far-ranging and extravagant than his fellow genre-jumpers.” —The Boston Globe


San Francisco Chronicle

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

Boston Globe

"O'Connell's gift for building tension within a scene is equaled by his ability to create wonderfully dark and elaborate stage sets upon which to play out his dramas . . . [He] is wilder, edgier, more far-ranging and extravagant than his fellow genre-jumpers.” —The Boston Globe

Fantasy & Science Fiction

"The Resurrectionist is a brilliant, wild, heartfelt novel. It seems, like all of O’Connell’s work, at once to bear tribute to its predecessors and to come out of nowhere, a stew whose various lumps, gristles, fillers, and spices have long since cooked down to a single, amazing richness. O’Connell’s books are one of a kind — again and again."

The Strand Magazine

"A masterpiece, O'Connell's tour de force has a dose of the uncertainty of Kafka, the fantasy of Bradbury, the crisp prose of Greene, and the noir of Chandler." - The Strand Magazine

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"O'Connell is a mesmerizing storyteller."—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Washington Post

"Unfailingly sly. . . . O'Connell is skilled at walking his particular tightrope between reality and surreality."—The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565126787
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 09/22/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,237,972
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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