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A haunting new novel about love, death, and the afterlife, from the author of Quarantine
Baritone Bay, mid-afternoon. A couple, naked, married almost thirty years, are lying murdered in the dunes.
"Their bodies had expired, but anyone could tell--just look at them--that Joseph and Celice were still devoted. For while his hand was touching her, curved round her shin, the couple seemed to have achieved that peace the world denies, a period of grace, defying even murder. Anyone who found them there, so wickedly disfigured, would nevertheless be bound to see that something of their love had survived the death of cells. The corpses were surrendered to the weather and the earth, but they were still a man and wife, quietly resting; flesh on flesh; dead, but not departed yet."
From Publishers Weekly
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I picked this book up at a thrift store and, even though some of the descriptions in the book are unsettling, it is a very well written and haunting story. I've read it a few times and lent it out.
Thoroughly enjoyed even though the book was quite "haunting"....