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Alive in Necropolis
By Dorst, Doug        
Paperback - English

Dorst pens a fresh, imaginative debut novel about a young police officer in northern California struggling to keep the peace--and maintain a grip on reality--in a town where the dead outnumber the living. ...A dark and funny debut(Seattle-Times) about a young police officer struggling to maintain a sense of reality in a town where the dead outnumber the living.

Colma, California, the cemetery city serving San Francisco, is the resting place of the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Wyatt Earp, and William Randolph Hearst. It is also the home of Michael Mercer, a by-the-book rookie cop struggling to settle comfortably into adult life. Instead, he becomes obsessed with the mysterious fate of his predecessor, Sergeant Wes Featherstone, who spent his last years policing the dead as well as the living. As Mercer attempts to navigate the drama of his own daily life, his own grip on reality starts to slip-either that, or Colma's more famous residents are not resting in peace as they should be.

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20.98cm x 13.92cm x 2.39cm
Age Group
18 and above
College Freshman to UP
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About Author

Dorst, Doug
Doug Dorst teaches creative writing at St. Edwardas University in Austin, Texas. A graduate of the Iowa Writersa Workshop and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, his work has appeared in "McSweeneyas, Ploughshares, Epoch," and other journals, as well as in the anthology "Politically Inspired,"

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