A Prayer for the Dying

A Novel

Stewart O'Nan

Henry Holt and Co.

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Set in Friendship, Wisconsin, just after the Civil War, A Prayer for the Dying tells of a horrible epidemic that is suddenly and gruesomely killing the town's residents and setting off a terrifying paranoia. Jacob Hansen, Friendship's sheriff, undertaker, and pastor, is soon overwhelmed by the fear and anguish around him, and his sanity begins to fray. Dark, poetic, and chilling, A Prayer for the Dying examines the effect of madness and violence on the morality of a once-decent man.

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Stewart O'Nan

Stewart O'Nan's first collection of stories, In the Walled City, won the Drue Heinz Literary Prize. He is the author of four previous novels, Snow Angels, The Names of the Dead, The Speed Queen, and A World Away. He lives in Connecticut.

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A Prayer for the Dying
A Novel
Stewart O'Nan

e-Book Agency

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Henry Holt and Co.
October 2013
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ISBN: 9781466853256
ISBN10: 1466853255
195 pages
$7.99

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May 2009
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ISBN: 9780312428914
ISBN10: 031242891X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
$16.00
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