The Gravedigger (Paperback)

By Peter Grandbois

Chronicle Books, 9780811858182, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/23/2006)

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Description

"Reminiscent of the work of Luis Alberto Urrea and Gabriel Garca Mrquez (Booklist), this enchanting first novelnow in paperbackwas an Original Voices feature at Borders and a Discover Great New Writers selection at Barnes & Noble. Juan Rodrigo, a gravedigger in a small Andalusianvillage, hears the voices of the dead and tells their stories to the livinga job that turns out to have both rewards and dangers in a magical place where spirits and people coexist harmoniously, and where readers will linger with delight.


About the Author

Peter Grandbois lives in Davis, California, and is a professor of Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature at Sacramento State University. This is his first novel.


Praise For The Gravedigger

"A thoroughly engaging novel, full of beauty and charm." —Rocky Mountain News