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Slow Funeral

by Rebecca Ore

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Bracken County, nestled in the Blue Ridge region of the American South, is like no other place on earth. Behind its facade of small-town Southern life, magic works and corrupts all it touches. Maude Fuller ran away from Bracken County when her parents were killed. She has been running ever since, trying to deny her innate magical talent. Now Maude's grandmother is dying, and Maude is drawn home and succumbs to the temptation to draw Doug, a Berkeley engineer, after her. Once home, she tries to see through the layers and layers of deceptions snaring everyone in Bracken County, including its most powerful witches. Can she resist using her talent and still find a way to save her grannie's soul and Doug's life?

Reviews

"Vivid and intense...It's good to find a book this dark that still make the reader think, as well as feel those usual shivers."
   —Locus

"Ore Portrays a magical world in conflict that is a superb reflection of the world in which we live."
   — Analog

"Slow Funeral is gritty and clear-eyed, unique and vastly entertaining."
   —Michael Swanwick, author of The Iron Dragon's Daughter

ISBN: 978-1-61976-024-0 (13 digit)
Publication Date: 2012
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