Waking the Dead

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Random House Publishing Group, Jul 1, 1987 - Fiction - 448 pages
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WAKING THE DEAD by Scott Spencer is the story of Fielding Price, an up-and-coming young attorney in Chicago. He has just been offered a seat in Congress. His victory is virtually guaranteed-all he has to do is run.But on the campaign trail, Fielding finds that he cannot get Sarah Williams, the beautiful love of his life, out of his mind. It has been twelve years since Sarah was killed in a politically-motivated car bombing. But as Fielding is drawn deeper and deeper into the slippery world of politics, he becomes increasingly suspicious that Sarah is still alive. The effect this has on his campaign-on his very life-makes for a novel of astonishing power and extraordinary suspense. The movie version of WAKING THE DEAD, starring Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connolly, was produced by Jodie Foster's Egg Pictures.

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I saw the movie by chance and liked the movie so much that I bought the book. As is typical, I liked the book better even though the movie did an excellent job of conveying the emotions and turmoil ... Read full review

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Fielding Pierce has lived his life accord ing to a strict master plan that should guarantee him a shot at Congress be fore he turns 40. When a freespirited young woman falls in love with him, he is ... Read full review


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Scott Spencer was born September 1, 1945, in Washington, D.C. He is an American author. Endless Love and A Ship Made of Paper have both been nominated for the National Book Award. He has taught at Columbia University, the University of Iowa, Williams College, and Bard College's Bard Prison Initiative. Spencer is an alumnus of Roosevelt University. In 2004, he was the recipient of a John S. Guggenheim Fellowship. For the past twenty years, he has lived in a small town in upstate New York.

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