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The death and life of Zebulon Finch. Volume one, At the edge of empire /

by Kraus, Daniel.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2015]Edition: First edition.Description: 642 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781481411394; 148141139X; 9781481411400; 1481411403.Other title: At the edge of empire.Subject(s): Teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | Murder -- Juvenile fiction | Dead -- Juvenile fiction | Paranormal fiction | Murder -- Fiction | Dead -- Fiction | Dead | Murder | Paranormal fiction | Teenagers | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: "The story follows Zebulon Finch, a teenager murdered in 1896 Chicago who inexplicably returns from the dead and searches for redemption through the ages"-- Provided by publisher.
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From the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling The Shape of Water comes the "utterly riveting" ( Entertainment Weekly ) tale of a murdered teen who is resurrected to walk the earth for more than a century.<br> <br> May 7, 1896.<br> <br> Dusk. A swaggering seventeen-year-old gangster named Zebulon Finch is gunned down by the shores of Lake Michigan. But after mere minutes in the void, he is mysteriously resurrected.<br> <br> His second life will be nothing like his first.<br> <br> Zebulon's new existence begins as a sideshow attraction in a traveling medicine show. From there he will be poked and prodded by a scientist obsessed with mastering the secrets of death. He will fight in the trenches of World War I. He will run from his nightmares--and from poverty--in Depression-era New York City. And he will become the companion of the most beautiful woman in Hollywood.<br> <br> Love, hate, hope, and horror--Zebulon finds them. But will he ever find redemption?<br> <br> "Fearlessly weaving gore, love, philosophy, and social justice issues into one sharp whole" ( BCCB ), The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume One: At the Edge of Empire is the epic saga of what it means to be human in a world so often lacking in humanity.

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"The story follows Zebulon Finch, a teenager murdered in 1896 Chicago who inexplicably returns from the dead and searches for redemption through the ages"-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

In 1896, seventeen-year-old Chicago gangster Zebulon Finch is shot, killed, and mysteriously resurrected. In picaresque fashion, he chronicles his second life down through the centuries. While the voice is strong and the narrative elements interesting--it may appeal to fans of the Octavian Nothing volumes and Yancey's Monstrumologist series--the over-long book lacks clarity and purpose, something the second volume may yet deliver. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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