A NovelBook - 2004 | First edition
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 the process, Theodore manages to reestablish his relationship with his estranged wife and family and to rediscover the value of his life.
In this experimental, satirical, and bizarre novel, critically acclaimed author Percival Everett once again takes on the assumptions of a culture whose priorities have gone out of whack. He lampoons the press, religion, and academia while offering, ultimately, an existential meditation of what constitutes being alive.
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UCLA Professor Ted Street is decapitated in a car accident while on his way to commit suicide and subsequently astounds everyone when he wakes up in the coffin during his funeral. Ted becomes the object of public fascination, is kidnapped by a cult and survives through several adventures with tim... Read More »