In the spare and deliberate stories in The Empire of the Dead, through situations both comic and bluntly melancholy, the future remains open for people - but at an indeterminate cost. Daily, characters weigh their indecision against the consequences of choice. Through a series of five linked stories, we meet Bern, a New York City architect yearning for a return to first principles - the initial euphoria, the falling-in-love that led him to consider a life devoted to sheltering others. In his ministrations to colleagues and ...

The Empire of the Dead 2014, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421415802

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