Time is running out for Laura Byrd. Three weeks ago she and her colleagues found themselves alone in one of the coldest, most remote places on earth. The others set out in search of help, and now Laura realizes that they are not coming back. So she gathers her remaining supplies and sets out on an extraordinary journey.
Meanwhile in another city, more and more people arrive every day. Each has a different story to tell, but their accounts have one thing in common â€“ it was their final journey. For this is the city of the dead. And the link between this city and Lauraâ€™s journey lies at the heart of Kevin Brockmeierâ€™s remarkable novel.
Publication date: 13/02/2006
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the story collection Things That Fall from the Sky and the childrenâ€™s novel City of Names. He has published stories in many magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, McSweeneyâ€™s, and The Best American Short Stories. He has received the Chicago Tribuneâ€™s Nelson Algren Award, an Italo Calvino Short Fiction Award, a James Michenerâ€”Paul Engle Fellowship, two O. Henry Awards (one of which was a first prize), and, most recently, an NEA grant. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.More About Kevin Brockmeier