Husk by Corey Redekop
A Novel

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Zombiedom's entire pop culture heritage has been thrown against the wall in bleeding chunks, where much of it sticks.
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Outlandish and emotional, this humorous novel centers on Sheldon Funk, a struggling actor who dies in a bus restroom only to awaken during his autopsy and attack the coroner. Fleeing into the wintry streets of Toronto, Sheldon realizes he’s now a zombie—as if he didn’t have enough on his plate already. His last audition, reading for the reality television series House Bingo, had gone disastrously wrong. His mother is in the late stages of dementia, his savings are depleted, his agent couldn’t care less, and his boyfriend is little more than a set of nice abs. All Sheldon has to his name is a house he can barely hold onto and a cat that is more pillow than mammal. Now he also has to contend with decomposition, the scent of the open grave, and an unending appetite for human flesh—and on top of it all, there’s another audition in the morning. In order to survive his death without literally falling apart, Sheldon must find a way to combine his old life with his new addiction, which would be a lot easier if he could stop eating vagrants. A hysterical take on fame, love, religion, politics, and appetite, this is the story of the “everyzombie” people long to be.

 

About Corey Redekop

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Corey Redekop is an author, a publicist, and a librarian. He is the author of Shelf Monkey. He lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
 
Published October 1, 2012 by ECW Press. 325 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Toronto Star

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Reviewed by Alex Good on Nov 29 2012

Zombiedom's entire pop culture heritage has been thrown against the wall in bleeding chunks, where much of it sticks.

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