A Trail of Heart's Blood Wherever We Go by Robert Olmstead

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The author has already published a collection of stories, "River Dogs", and a novel, "Soft Water", and this novel is set in his native New Hampshire and describes the friendship between a young local undertaker and a freelance logger.
 

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Published June 10, 1990 by Random House. 401 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The narrative moves sluggishly between the mundane ("Little Eddie has a persistent case of the shits again") and the melodramatic (the town doctor, a Vietnamese refugee, kills himself after Eddie discovers he has been removing the hearts of dead people and selling them).

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New Hampshire mortician Eddie Ryan befriends Cody, a renegade logger who moves in with the Ryan family after bringing in a dead co-worker;

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Early in Olmstead's distinctively introspective novel, Eddie Ryan's wife, Mary, sits in their New Hampshire home fretting about how many freebie corpses they're preparing.

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