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American ghost

Author: Paul Guernsey
Publisher: New York : Talos Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An inventive metafictional novel, in which a drug-dealing biker must solve his own murder from beyond the grave. Thumb Rivera is in a bind. A college dropout, aspiring writer, smalltime marijuana grower, and biker club hang-around, Thumb finds himself confined to his rural ranch house in the desolate Maine countryside, helpless to do anything but watch as his former friends and housemates scheme behind his back,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Guernsey, Paul.
American ghost.
New York : Talos Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017006577
(OCoLC)954670934
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Guernsey
ISBN: 9781940456928 1940456924
OCLC Number: 1000296752
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: by Paul Guernsey.

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"An inventive metafictional novel, in which a drug-dealing biker must solve his own murder from beyond the grave. Thumb Rivera is in a bind. A college dropout, aspiring writer, smalltime marijuana grower, and biker club hang-around, Thumb finds himself confined to his rural ranch house in the desolate Maine countryside, helpless to do anything but watch as his former friends and housemates scheme behind his back, conspire to steal his girlfriend, and make inroads with the Blood Eagles, a dangerous biker gang. Thumb is also dead. A ghost forced to haunt his survivors and reflect back on the circumstances that led to his unsolved murder, Thumb discovers he has one channel through which he can communicate with the living world: Ben, an unemployed ghost hunter. Ben soon convinces local curmudgeon Fred Muttkowski, failed novelist turned pig farmer, to turn Ben's Ouija-board conversations with Thumb into an actual book. Thumb has two things on his mind: To solve, and then avenge, the mystery of his own violent death, and also to tell his story. That story is American Ghost--as told to Ben, then fictionalized by Fred. It's at once a clever tale of the afterlife, a poignant examination of the ephemeral nature of life, and a celebration of writing and the written word"--

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***WINNER OF THE 2018 MAINE LITERARY AWARD FOR SPECULATIVE FICTION*** "An incredibly charming novel about writing, the afterlife, and trying to move on in the here-and-now, even when you don't know Read more...

 
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