Handling the Undead
Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist
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.
Thomas Dunne Books
In The News
“A unique and humanistic take on the undead that has a place alongside thoughtful horror novels like World War Z.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“The first fresh take on the zombie since [Dawn of the Dead].” —Chud.com
“Shivers the spine and hooks the heart.” —Hellnotes.com
“Lindqvist is giving us new kinds of monsters.” —PopMatters.com
“Sophisticated horror that takes the genre to new and exciting levels.” —Suspense Magazine
“A unique standout.” —Fright.com
“Will entice longtime zombie fans eager for a subversive examination of some of the horror genre's most recognizable monsters.” —Publishers Weekly