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The Congregation of the Dead

Childers, Max

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ISBN 10: 0941711323 / ISBN 13: 9780941711326
Published by Wyrick and Company 1996/96, 1996
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Title: The Congregation of the Dead

Publisher: Wyrick and Company 1996/96

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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The Congregation of the Dead
"Max Childers brings a crisply absurd vision to this story about the adventures of Walter Loomis, a comic hero who is saved from the imminent crash of his professional life when Walter's estranged father-an ex-CIA agent-leaves him a fortune. Unfortunately, Walter must come to terms with the ultimately destructive intersection of his and half-brother's lives.
A blend of Harry Crews and Evelyn Waugh, The Congregation of the Dead is an energetic sermon about the unreliability of material wealth, family tradition, and higher education.
No one gets more dramatic mileage out of human folly and mismanaged fireworks than Max Childers."
"In his past novels, Max Childers has set his sardonic gaze on Elvis and televangelism, hallmarks of the news, mildewed South, to be sure. In The Congregation of the Dead, Childers paints on a smaller canvas. The town is Helmsville, North Carolina, but it's a world that's just as demented and barbaric as a Walmart on the busiest shopping day of the year. It's Absolom, Absolom as imagined by John Kennedy Toole, a stage filled with dunces, misanthropes, and chiselers, all spiced with Childers' keen and delightfully wicked insights into the woeful human condition."
Robin Hemley
_______________________________________________________________ Praise for Max Childers' other novels
"Max Childers' first novel is a very intelligent, very sour satire....a good, sharp dose of literary vinegar."
Martin Kirby, The New York Times Book Review
"Mr. Childers has concocted a true burgoo, bubbling with action and boiling over with humor that's slapstick, side splitting and downright satisfying."
Elizabeth Beattie, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

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