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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date May 26, 2009
Pages 195
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312428914
ISBN-10 031242891X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

“A new masterpiece of American literature.” ―Dennis Lehane, Entertainment Weekly

“A Prayer for the Dying reads like the amazing, unrelenting love child of Shirley Jackson and Cormac McCarthy. It’s twisted proof that God will do worse to test a faithful man than the devil would ever do to punish a sinner.” ―Chuck Palahniuk

Set in Friendship, Wisconsin, just after the Civil War, A Prayer for the Dying tells of a horrible epidemic that is suddenly and gruesomely killing the town's residents and setting off a terrifying paranoia. Jacob Hansen, Friendship's sheriff, undertaker, and pastor, is soon overwhelmed by the fear and anguish around him, and his sanity begins to fray. Dark, poetic, and chilling, Stewart O'Nan's A Prayer for the Dying examines the effect of madness and violence on the morality of a once-decent man.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781568958415
 
Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (March 1, 2000)
9781568958415 | details & prices | 196 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $26.95
About: New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year“A new masterpiece of American literature.
from Henry Holt & Co (April 1, 1999)
9780805061475 | details & prices | 195 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Chronicles the strange arrival of a deadly epidemic in a post-Civil War Wisconsin town, as sheriff Jacob Hansen tries to maintain order
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Picador USA (May 26, 2009)
9780312428914 | details & prices | 195 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year“A new masterpiece of American literature.

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