A Prayer for the Dying

A Novel

Stewart O'Nan

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Set just after the Civil War, A Prayer for the Dying is the story of a small Wisconsin town gripped by a mysterious, deadly epidemic, and one man desperate to save it. Torn between his loyalty to his family, his faith in God, and his terror of this vicious disease, Jacob Hansen struggles to preserve his sanity amid the chaos and violence around him.

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Praise for A Prayer for the Dying

"A cross between Stephen Crane and Stephen King . . . O'Nan is certainly among the strongest Americanwriters of his generation."--Peter McCarthy, The Washington Post Book World

"A fine, terse novel about the circumstantial nature of evil and the terrible fragility of man."--Patrick McGrath, The New York Times Book Review

"Will make readers shudder and think and marvel at a writer's creation of an alien world that seems so real."--Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today


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Stewart O'Nan

STEWART O’NAN’s critically acclaimed fiction includes The Names of the Dead, Snow Angels, and The Good Wife. He lives in Connecticut.

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A Prayer for the Dying
A Novel
Stewart O'Nan

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
May 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312428914
ISBN10: 031242891X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
$15.00

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co.
April 1999
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805061475
ISBN10: 0805061479
5 x 7 7/8 inches, 195 pages
$22.00

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e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co.
October 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466853256
ISBN10: 1466853255
208 pages
$9.99
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