A 300-year-old story collector enlists the help of the computer hacker next door to save her dying sister. A half-resurrected cleanup man for Death’s sprawling bureaucracy faces a phantom pachyderm, doll-collecting sorceresses, and his own ghoulish bosses. Gordo, the old Cubano who watches over the graveyards and sleeping children of Brooklyn, stirs and lights another Malaguea. Down the midnight streets of New York, a whole invisible universe churns to life in Daniel José Older’s debut collection of ghost noir.
"It’s so rare to read something that doesn’t sound like anything you’ve read before, and so invigorating." (John Green, author, The Fault in Our Stars)
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Yes I listened to it twice in the first two days I had it.
Gordo. Second fiddle character but very essential to what happens in this world.
Older brings nuance and personality to a wide range of characters with distinct voice characterizations and narration.
I had the honor and pleasure of attending a reading of this book at WisCon in May 2014. I immensely enjoyed the experience and decided to buy the book. Something about Older's reading brought the narrative to life. I admire the passion and excitement of his work that comes through in his performance. I enjoyed "Love Is Like a F*ck*ng River" most. Older wasn't afraid to bleed all over that story and it comes through even clearer in the audio edition. Overall, I loved the distinctions among all voices and the consistency throughout the book. I'm glad I decided to get it.
- Inda Lauryn "Inda"
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- Jim "The Impatient" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."