The Walmart Book of the Dead
Lucy Biederman

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Published: 2017

Inspired by the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, this darkly comic incantation on the gods and scourges of the 21st century, contains spells to preserve the spirit of the deceased in the afterlife. In Lucy Biederman’s twisted tale, shoplifters, grifters, drifters, hustlers, desirous children, greeters, would-be Marxists, wolves, and circuit court judges wander Walmart unknowingly consigned to their afterlives.


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