The Resurrectionist

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Gritty noir fiction, mind-bending fantasy, and medical thriller combine in a new novel by an author dubbed the "cyberpunk Dashiell Hammett."Sweeney is a druggist by trade; Danny, his son, is in a persistent coma, the victim of an accident. Hoping for a miracle, they have come to the Peck Clinic, a fortresslike haven in a post-industrial city overrun by gangs. Doctors there claim to have resurrected two patients who were similarly lost in the void.Gradually, Sweeney realizes that the cure for his son's condition may lie in "Limbo," a fantasy comicbook world into which Danny had been drawn at the time of his accident. Plunged into the intrigue that surrounds the clinic, Sweeney searches for answers and instead finds sinister back alleys, brutal dead ends, and terrifying rabbit holes of mystery.Full of puzzles and surprises, The Resurrectionist is a surreal, gothic meditation on identity, the nature of consciousness, the power of stories, love, mad scientists, circus freaks, and ultimately forgiveness—both giving and receiving.
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A "demented and deeply enjoyable" tale of a father journeying into a strange world to save his son (Los Angeles Times).

In this fantastic tale that "blends the out-there mysticism of H. P. Lovecraft, the dark corridors and femme fatales of Dashiell Hammett, and the pulpy, lurid qualities of '50s comic books," a man named Sweeney, hoping for a miracle for his comatose son, Danny, journeys to the fortress-like Peck Clinic (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). The doctors there 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.

Nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award, this spellbinding novel about stories and what they can do for—and to—those who create and consume them is "a wild, surreal and thought-provoking ride" that explores the power of the unknown, the need for forgiveness, and the nature of consciousness itself (San Francisco Chronicle).

"A genre-busting novel . . . Strange, gripping, [and] possessed of a whole lot of vision." —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"To call Jack O'Connell's novels imaginative, or even original, doesn't begin to say it." —The New York Times Book Review

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