The Frequency of Souls by Mary Kay Zuravleff

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A staid refrigerator designer's life is changed by a quirky, spiritual female colleague who is obsessed with finding electrical evidence of life after death in this extraordianry debut novel.


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Mary Kay Zuravleff is also the author of The Bowl Is Already Broken, which The New York Times praised as “a tart, affectionate satire of the museum world’s bickering and scheming,” and The Frequency of Souls, which the Chicago Tribune deemed “a beguiling and wildly inventive first novel.” Honors for her work include the American Academy’s Rosenthal Award and the James Jones First Novel Award, and she has been nominated for the Orange Prize. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she serves on the board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and is a cofounder of the D.C. Women Writers Group.
Published September 3, 2013 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 260 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Zuravleff's impressive literary debut is as unassuming as its hero, mild-mannered engineer George Mahoney, whose wife describes him as ""a textbook passive-passive."" At 39, George embarks upon a tentative voyage of self-discovery when he develops an unlikely crush on his awkward office mate, Nia...

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PW called this story of the awakening of a mild-mannered electrical engineer ""an impressive literary debut."" (July)

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