"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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Elpaca - LibraryThing
As magical realism goes, this book does not have the depth of the true geniuses of the genre, but it approaches. It fizzles at the end with unnecessary tie-ups of loose ends at the point where the ... Read full review
Review: The GravediggerUser Review - Kathy - Goodreads
Probably this book deserves more than two stars. I was just not in the mood. It is about a gravedigger who hears the stories of the dead and then tells them to the surviving families. Read full review