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The Dead I Know

by Scot Gardner

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  • Published in USA  Mar 2015
    208 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep and is haunted by dreams he can't explain and memories he can't recover. Death doesn't scare him - his new job with a funeral director may even be his salvation. But if he doesn't discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up. In this dark and witty psychological drama about survival, Aaron finds that making peace with the dead may be easier than coming to terms with the living.

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"Starred Review. With humorous interactions and their unwavering belief that Aaron is worthwhile, Mr. Barton and his daughter, Skye, help him appreciate life in the midst of death and tragedy. A darkly funny book." - School Library Journal

"Starred Review. Each plotline is woven skillfully in among the others, and each is resolved with gravity, dignity and care. The sense of family - both found and lost - is palpable throughout. Simply told and powerfully moving." - Kirkus

"Starred Review. Gardner's rich novel combines flashes of dark humor, an elusive narrator, and a carefully rendered supporting cast to create profound moments that will linger in readers' minds. Age 14 and up." - Publishers Weekly

"I have never read a book more gripping, nor a book more triumphantly alive. I love how it haunts me still. I swear, I will never forget The Dead I Know." - John Marsden, author of Tomorrow When the War Began.

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Scot Gardner

Scot Gardner has worked as a truck driver, professional musician, masseur, waiter, counselor, and author. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and three children. Visit his website at www.scotgardner.com.

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