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The Resurrectionist

Fiction: Science Fiction / Fantasy
Unabridged   11.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 04/08/2008

The Resurrectionist

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Audio CD ISBN:9781598875942
Digital Download ISBN:9781598875980


Part classic noir thriller, part mind-bending fantasy, The Resurrectionist is a wild ride into a territory where nothing is as it appears. It is the story of Sweeney, a druggist by trade, and his son, Danny, the victim of an accident that has left him in a persistent coma.

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Product Description

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 fortress-like 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 comic-book 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, 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.


“Jack O'Connell has labored in obscurity for many years; this will be the novel that garners him widespread sales and critical acclaim. The Resurrectionist—a brilliantly tuned, mesmerizing labyrinth of a quasi-real world as only a master artist could draw it—will jazz you, floor you, grab you and shake you and leave you hung out to dry in that world. A brilliant break-through novel.”
      —James Ellroy

“. . . a remarkable novel that is hilarious, baffling, terrifying and reassuring.”

"“. . . each character is imbued with a richness of layers that is a tribute to O'Connell's writing and Graham's performance.”
      —Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

JACK O'CONNELL is the author of several acclaimed novels. O'Connell has been described as a cyberpunk Dashiell Hammett. His dark, noir-ish crime stories are dragging the crime genre into new realms. He lives in Wooster, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.

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