A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife: On the Other Side Known Commonly as The Little Book

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 30, 2009 - Fiction - 160 pages
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The guide of choice for anyone who plans to die someday--are YOU ready for the AFTERLIFE?

To find out, take this simple quiz:

1.  Like Earth, the Afterlife has celebrities, outcasts, deadheads, losers, and busybodies.  

True
False


2.  Is there an Afterlife after the Afterlife?

Yes
No


3.  When you first arrive on "the Other Side," you will be given:

a) a set of wings
b) a toaster
c) a copy of A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife


Don't worry if you're not sure how to respond. A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife has answers to these questions and more--and if you're lucky, some of them may turn out to be right!

An irreverent, one-of-a-kind compendium from the award-winning author of Ishmael, A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife can be read as a parable, an allegory, a work of fiction--or exactly what it claims to be: a helpful handbook for the recently deceased.  It is filled with uncommon wisdom, bizarre imaginings, uncanny perceptions, and unexpected humor.  Is it fantastic escapism or a seminal event in human history? Read it and find out....

Face it.  The Afterlife is the ultimate test.  You might as well study.


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In Quinn's best-selling, quasi-environmental novel Ishmael, a man and an ape engage in a Socratic dialog. Here, a voice from beyond tells of a legendary book that contains answers to life's most vexing questions. Read full review

Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INTRODUCTION
 
CHAPTER 1BASIC QUESTIONS ANSWERED
CHAPTER 2A FEW DOS AND DONTS OF THE AFTERLIFE
CHAPTER 3NEIGHBORS IN THE AFTERLIFE
CHAPTER 4THE AFTERLIFE AS A HABITAT
CHAPTER 5RELIGIONS OF THE AFTERLIFE
APPENDIXES
APPENDIX ITWO CROSSINGOVER TRACTS
APPENDIX IITWO SPONTANEOUS RELIGIONS
APPENDIX IIITWO THEORETICAL CONCERNS
FURTHER AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING
GLOSSARY
 
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CHAPTER THE LASTTHE LAST IN WHICH LIES ARE EXPOSED

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About the author (2009)

Daniel Quinn's first book, Ishmael, won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship, a prize for fiction presenting creative and positive solutions to global problems.  He is also the author of Providence, The Story of B, and My Ishmael.


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