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The Brief History of the Dead

(2006)
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This spellbinding story about our lives, loves, and memories will be one of the most talked about novels of 2006. Laura Byrd is in trouble. Three weeks ago she and her friends found themselves alone in one of the coldest, most remote places on earth. Her friends set out in search of help, and now Laura realises that they are not coming back. So she gathers her remaining supplies and sets out on an extraordinary journey. Meanwhile in another city, more and more people arrive every day. Each has a different story to tell, but their accounts have one thing in common - it was their final journey. For this is the city of the dead. And the link between this city and Laura's journey lies at the heart of Kevin Brockmeier's remarkable novel. "A Brief History of the Dead" tells a magical story about our lives - about our place in the world, our connections with each other, and what happens to us all after our deaths. It is a story of spellbinding power and imagination, which resonates long after the final page.

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Hardback Editions

July 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Brief History of the Dead
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
ISBN: 0-7862-8753-5 / 978-0-7862-8753-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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February 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Brief History of the Dead: A novel
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
ISBN: 0-375-42369-9 / 978-0-375-42369-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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February 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Brief History of the Dead
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
ISBN: 0-7195-6818-8 / 978-0-7195-6818-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: THE BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEAD [ LARGE PRINT ]
Author(s): unknown
ISBN: 1-84632-419-X / 978-1-84632-419-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: W. F. HOWES LTD
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Paperback Editions

January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Brief History of the Dead
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
ISBN: 0-7195-6830-7 / 978-0-7195-6830-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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January 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Brief History of the Dead
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
ISBN: 1-4000-9595-6 / 978-1-4000-9595-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Brief History of the Dead
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
ISBN: 0-7195-6833-1 / 978-0-7195-6833-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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Audio Editions

November 2006 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Brief History of the Dead
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
ISBN: 1-4193-6909-1 / 978-1-4193-6909-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Brief History of the Dead
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Brief History of the Dead
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
Publisher: Recorded Books
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February 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Brief History of the Dead
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
ISBN: 1-4193-7169-X / 978-1-4193-7169-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2006 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: THE BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEAD . UNABRIDGED
Author(s): KEVIN BROCKMEIER
ISBN: 1-4193-6908-3 / 978-1-4193-6908-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: RECORDED BOOKS
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Brief History of the Dead
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
Publisher: John Murray
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February 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Brief History of the Dead: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Kevin Brockmeier
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA