The Resurrectionists

The Resurrectionists

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The frozen wastes of North America are Michael Collins's heart of darkness, a territory he maps with infinite precision in this novel of murder and menace. Twenty years ago, when Frank was five, his parents burned to death in a remote Northern town. Now, his uncle is dead too, shot by a mysterious stranger with a dead man's name, a stranger who now lies in a coma in the local hospital. Frank heads north to dig up the past ' back to the town where he never belonged, to find out why his uncle died, and why people shrink when they hear his more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 30mm | 222.26g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075381370X
  • 9780753813706
  • 1,236,396

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Congratulations to Michael Collins who has won the Novel of the Year Award 2003 as awarded by the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Assocation for The Resurrectionists. We have a set a June press date for this title. Michael will alsobe attending the Edinburgh Festival at the end of August, where he will be promoting his new book Lost Souls as well as the paperback of The Resurrectionists. Proofs for his next book, Lost Souls, are now with us so do take a look- it's a real treat! We have set a June press date for reviews. "Booker-shortlisted Michael Collins's latest novel is a brilliant evocation of depressed rural America as a modern-day heart of darkness."WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY "The plot is masterly and the writing dazzles; only the hopeless plight of the wretched protagonists fails to lift the spirits in this terrific story."GOODshow more

About Michael Collins

Michael Collins was born in 1964 in Limerick, Ireland. He is the author of six novels, and two collections of short stories. His work has garnered numerous awards, including a Pushcart Award for Best American Short Stories, The Kerry Ingredients Irish Novel of the Year, along with being shortlisted for The Booker Prize and IMPAC Prize. Collins is also an extreme athlete and has won The Last Marathon in the Antarctic and set a record time in winning both The Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race and The Everest Challenge Marathon. He is currently training for The North Pole Marathon in 2006. more

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212 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 13% (27)
4 42% (90)
3 31% (65)
2 11% (24)
1 3% (6)
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