The Reapers Are the Angels

The Reapers Are the Angels

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By (author) Alden Bell

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  • Publisher: Holt McDougal
  • Format: Paperback | 225 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 198mm x 23mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 3 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0805092439
  • ISBN 13: 9780805092431
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 88,125

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Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free.For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. She can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her on a personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks.

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Author information

Alden Bell is a pseudonym for Joshua Gaylord, whose first novel, "Hummingbirds," was released in Fall '09. He teaches at a New York City prep school and is an adjunct professor at The New School. He lives in New York City with his wife, the Edgar Award-winning mystery writer, Megan Abbott.

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"If you loved Justin Cronin's "The Passage", this summer's vampire hit, you'll get a charge out of "The Reapers Are the Angels". It's a literary/horror mashup that is unsettlingly good."--"USA Today"""The Reapers Are the Angels "is a knockout, a fresh take on the zombie novel, with a heroine you can't help but root for as she braves the land of the living dead and the dead living, pursued by a foe far more dangerous than flesh-eaters and with the beacon of redemption flickering ahead. Alden Bell will snatch your attention and keep it until long after you close this book."--Tom Franklin, author of "Hell at the Breach""Alden Bell provides an astonishing twist on the southern gothic: like Flannery O'Connor with zombies."--Michael Gruber, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Book of Air and Shadows""Alden Bell has managed something improbable and striking: a disconcertingly beautiful tale of zombie apocalypse. "The Reapers Are the Angels" is soaked in all the blood that any horror fan could desire, the effluvia rendered in a high Southern Gothic style as redolent of rotting magnolia as anything written by William Faulkner or Cormac McCarthy."--Charlie Huston, author of "Sleepless".".. This is a must-read for those who like their literature both brain-specked and philosophical." --journalstar.com" "