Static by Eric Laster

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When Curtis Brooks starts receiving phone calls from his older brother Wilt, who’s been dead a week, he’s sure it’s to help him find evidence that will lead to a murderer’s arrest. But Wilt claims he wasn’t murdered; his calling, meant to help him adjust, is standard protocol for newly deceased at the Aftermart—a kind of inescapable, ever-expanding Walmart filled with discontinued products.

Wilt’s death ruled a homicide, Curtis embarks on a dangerous plan to find the killer, which soon has him scheming against a billionaire and floundering toward love with his brother’s ex-girlfriend Suzy, all while struggling through high school and his single mom’s poor choices.

Why does Wilt help Curtis win over Suzy, even as he organizes a rebellion at the Aftermart? Who’d wanted him dead? Curtis risks his life to answer these questions, in the process forging a bond with his brother unlike any they’ve ever had.
 

About Eric Laster

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A New Yorker by birth, Eric Laster lives in Los Angeles, where he pens fiction and provides strategic writing services to select clients. After a successful stint as a ghostwriter, Eric re-launched under his own name with the middle-grade novel Welfy Q. Deederhoth: Meat Purveyor, World Savior. Whenever he’s not scribing, he records punk rock and presses it to vinyl.
 
Published April 18, 2016 by Automatic Publishing. 262 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 10 Up—Curtis Brooks's brother, Wilt, had only been dead for a week before he started calling. Curtis believes the calls are happening so that he can solve Wilt's murder, but Wilt insists that he is just calling as part of his afterlife therapy. The cops agree with Curtis, however, when a stran...

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