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The Living End by Stanley Elkin

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Elkin’s darkly comic novel of the afterlife—the story of one man’s redemptive journey to hell and back

When he is killed during a holdup at his Minneapolis liquor store, Ellerbee’s bad luck is only beginning. After a short stint in heaven, Ellerbee is banished to hell, abruptly and without explanation. What follows is a surreal and memorable adventure that brings Ellerbee face-to-face not only with his murderer’s accomplice, but also with God, Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and a host of others, all in his quest for salvation unlike any other.
 
Moving and witty, The Living End is a hilarious send-up of afterlife clichés and a masterful exploration of the absurdities of human existence.
 
This ebook features rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate and from the Stanley Elkin archives at Washington University in St. Louis.


  • ISBN: 9781453204405 |
  • Hardcover: 133 pages |
  • Publisher: Open Road Media |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook