This Must Be the Place: The Adventures of Talking Heads in the Twentieth Century

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9780060507312: This Must Be the Place: The Adventures of Talking Heads in the Twentieth Century

Pub Date: 2002-11-26 Pages: 416 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins US A dark. fantastical tale of a man on the verge of suicide who dies instead in a car accident - and then comes back to life Part parable.. part fantasy novel. part laugh-out-loud satire. American Desert is the story of Theodore Street. a college professor on the brink of committing suicide When the decision is taken out of his hands -. hes hit by a car and his head is severed from his body - he must come to terms with himself At his funeral. he sits up in his own coffin with the stitches that bind his head to his body clearly visible Everyone is horrified by this resurrection He becomes a source... of fear and embarrassment to his daughter. and an object of derision and morbid curiosity to the press and the scientific communities. and is anointed as a sort of devil by an obscure religious cult. In t...

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