Jonah Sees Ghosts by Mark Sullivan

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"Beset with the visions of a Bosch and the honesty of a Henry Miller, Sullivan leaves us wiser in our admiration for his remarkable first novel."—John Rolfe Gardiner, author of Great Dream from Heaven

A touching debut blending magical -realism with a study of how alcohol abuse shapes a family. A stylish mix of Stephen King, Henry Miller and Tom McGuane, the novel tells the story of a 15-year-old boy who has been seeing ghosts ever since his father died in a car accident while driving under the influence.

Mark J. Sullivan, III is a writer and a musician. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two sons and is currently working on his second novel, Angel, Fallen from Heaven.

 

About Mark Sullivan

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MARK SULLIVAN is the author of several internationally bestselling thrillers on his own as well as the coauthor with James Patterson of Private Games (February 2012) and Private Berlin (July 2012). He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by Akashic Books. 196 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Horror. Fiction

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There is the dead janitor at school who runs after Jonah in the hallways shouting obscenities at him, and the silent woman with the bullet-hole in her forehead who appeared at the swimming hole one day.

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Jonah is raised by his extremely competent film editor mother, but when he begins to be harassed by ghosts, his father returns, a gaping wound in his neck, to give him advice on life in the worlds of the living and the dead.

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Jonah Sees Ghosts begins, appropriately enough, with a death, which first-time novelist Mark J.

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