Among the Dead by Michael TOLKIN
A Novel

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Michael Tolkin's acclaimed second novel, Among the Dead, is an arresting examination of public and private grief in the wake of unspeakable disaster, a slow-burning tour de force of psychological fiction. When Frank Gale writes a passionate letter to his wife confessing an affair, he hopes all can be forgiven on the warm beaches of Mexico. But the farewell kiss of his girlfriend causes him to miss the flight carrying his wife and daughter, and when he learns that their plane has crashed in a crowded city, his life changes in the course of seconds. Soon Frank's letter is discovered among the dead, and suddenly one man's struggle to comprehend his loss and grief becomes consumed in a media circus of legal drama, family quarrels, and public scandal.

About Michael TOLKIN

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Michael Tolkin is the author of The Player, Among the Dead, and Under Radar. He wrote the screenplay for the classic film The Player, directed by Robert Altman, and he wrote and directed The Rapture and The New Age.
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 244 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 Red-hot novelist/screenwriter Tolkin comes up with an equally affectless twin to Griffin Mill of The Player (1988): music-store owner Frank Gale, whose plan to rekindle his marriage by breaking off with his mistress runs into the kind of cosmic bad luck only a master of black comedy could invent.

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The author/screenwriter of The Player scores again in this drolly morbid novel, a gleefully vicious combination of satire and propulsive storytelling. The night before L.A. businessman Frank Gale is t

Mar 29 1993 | Read Full Review of Among the Dead: A Novel

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A philandering husband is wracked with guilt when his wife and daughter are killed in a plane crash. (Aug.)

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