"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 - Julie - Goodreads
Stories within a story are fun to read because of the different narrators. Many of the stories are told second hand, making the reader question them more. My favorite theme from the book is how even ... Read full review