Handling the Undead (Hardcover)

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John Ajvide Lindqvist is the author of Let the Right One In and Handling the Undead. Let The Right One In, his debut novel, was an instant bestseller in Sweden and was named Best Novel in Translation 2005 in Norway. The Swedish film adaptation, directed by Tomas Alfredsson, has won top honors at film festivals all over the globe, including Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. An American remake, Let Me In, written and directed by Cloverfield director Matt Reeves, was released in October 2010 to rave reviews. Lindqvist grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm and the setting for Let the Right One In. Wanting to become something awful and fantastic, he first became a conjurer, and then was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. He has also written for Swedish television. He lives in Sweden.

In his new novel, John Ajvide Lindqvist does for zombies what his previous novel, Let the Right One In, did for vampires.

Across Stockholm the power grid has gone crazy. In the morgue and in cemeteries, the recently deceased are waking up. One grandfather is alight with hope that his grandson will be returned, but one husband is aghast at what his adored wife has become.

A horror novel that transcends its genre by showing what the return of the dead might really mean to those who loved them.


ISBN 9780312605254
Genre FICTION / Horror
Format Hardcover
Pages 364
Publisher Date 2010-09-28 00:00:00.0
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Copyright Year 2010
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.25 lb
Language English
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Ajvide Lindqvist, John
Country of Origin United States

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