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The Assembler of Parts by Raoul Wientzen

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction selection: “A remarkable modern fable of grief, redemption, and the durability of family love.”—Jessica Handler, author of Invisible Sisters
 
Eight-year-old Jessica Mary Jackson has found herself in heaven reviewing her short stay among the living. She is guided in this by a being she calls the Assembler of Parts, and her task is not a simple one: to grasp life’s meaning.
 
From the moment of her birth, it was obvious that Jess was unlike other children. She suffered from a syndrome of birth defects that left her flawed. But by her very imperfections, she possessed a unique ability to draw love from—and heal—those around her.

Yet, it is only when she comes to her sudden death—for which her parents, suspected of neglect, are being blamed—that the sense of her life truly begins to crystallize. And only then does the Assembler’s real purpose become clear.
 
Kirkus Reviews chose The Assembler of Parts as a dual Best Fiction and Best Debut Fiction selection, and called it “astonishing…this is one of those books you stop what you’re doing to finish, take a breath to ponder its profundities, and start again.” 

  • ISBN: 9781628725575 |
  • Hardcover: 352 pages |
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook