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It Is an Honest Ghost

John Goldbach

Publisher: Coach House Books

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From Kenya to Quebec, these wry and unconventional stories explore the different ways we’re haunted ...
 
Teenagers philosophize on the nature of ontology while fearing there's a ghost in the old mill they're stuck in; a man encounters an old friend in the unlikeliest of places; nineteenth-century inventor Sigismund Mohr is vividly brought back from obscurity; and two journalists travel to Kenya for a conference, where one of them has a paranoid breakdown.
 
It Is an Honest Ghost is a funny and often eerie collection that explores what lies beyond mortality -- if anything, that is.
 
'A thrilling collection: hot-headed, existential, crystalline. Goldbach’s novella Hic et Ubique illuminates the nightmare of being a man in this world -- the twisted, spiritual conversion of buddy into warrior. This book is cadenced and visionary.'-- Tamara Faith Berger
 
'Searching and restless, a new Goldbach story is a thing to celebrate. A whole collection of them? A Mardi Gras of mischievous goodness. This fiction slays hearts in the most wondrous of ways.'-- Jeff Parker

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