The Resurrectionist

By: Guinn, Matthew

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"Dog days and the fresh bodies are arriving once again." So begins the fall term at South Carolina Medical College, where Dr. Jacob Thacker is on probation for Xanax abuse. His interim career--working public relations for the dean--takes an unnerving detour into the past when the bones of African American slaves, over a century old, are unearthed on campus. Out of the college's dark past, these bones threaten to rise and condemn the present.

In the middle of the nineteenth century, Dr. Frederick Augustus Johnston, one of the school's founders, had purchased a slave for his unusual knife skills. This slave, Nemo ("no man") would become an unacknowledged member of the surgical faculty by day--and by night, a "resurrectionist," responsible for procuring bodies for medical study. An unforgettable character, by turns apparently insouciant, tormented, and brilliant, and seen by some as almost supernatural, Nemo will seize his self-respect in ways no reader can anticipate.

With exceptional storytelling pacing and skill, Matthew Guinn weaves together past and present to relate a Southern Gothic tale of shocking crimes and exquisite revenge, a riveting and satisfying moral parable of the South.

Title: The Resurrectionist

Author Name: Guinn, Matthew

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co.: 2013

ISBN Number: 0393239314

ISBN Number 13: 9780393239317

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001393

Description: 283pp. 5.5" x 8.5" with yellow gilt on spine, black paper over boards, with complete number line (1 2 3....8 9 0), A southern gothic tale. A resurrectionist is someone who procures bodies for medical study. Book is clean, tight, unread, unmarked, unclipped, and jacket is Brodart protected.