The Gravedigger

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Chronicle Books, Apr 19, 2007 - Fiction - 256 pages
23 Reviews
"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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User 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

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User 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

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
11
Section 3
17
Section 4
65
Section 5
69
Section 6
83
Section 7
90
Section 8
137
Section 9
151
Section 10
155
Section 11
232
Section 12
249
Section 13
256
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About the author (2007)

Peter Grandbois (Davis, California) is an American of Canadian descent and is married to a Spaniard. A translator, he holds a master's in literature and an MFA in fiction from Bennington College.

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