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The Resource Second life : a novel, Paul Griner

Second life : a novel, Paul Griner

Label
Second life : a novel
Title
Second life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paul Griner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Second Life takes us into the strange world of the second life of bodies and what happens to the physical vessel after one dies. Elena Kelly is a body broker or "corpse wrangler," one of the best in her field. When she became too ambitious, cut too many corners and too many ethical (and legal) safeguards, she ran afoul of the law and medical profession, triggering a huge scandal in Louisville, Kentucky that quickly went national. She lost everything - and now humbled and on a strict, three-year parole, she works as coroner's assistant in Danville. Elena is still trying to come to grips with her regret and guilt when she is unexpectedly drawn into the search for her former best friend's missing body. Elena knows what can happen to a body that goes 'missing', how it can be salvaged and used indiscriminately for spare parts, and she endeavors to seek salvation in finding Lia and bringing her body home, as complete as possible. Her desperate search drags her back to the underworld of the dead and pits her against a new and nefarious corpse wrangler - one more talented and deadly than she ever was. Second Life pulls back the curtain on those who exist on the edge of the medical profession, the ones who remove skin and tissue and bones from the dead, for use by surgeons, medical students practicing technique, cosmetic surgeons, medical equipment companies and labs running medical experiments-anyone in need of muscle and ligament and bones. It philosophically explores our obligation to protect the dead and thrillingly examines what happens when we -literally- leave the land of the living. "--
Summary
Relegated to a humble coroner's assistant position after a series of poor choices devastated her career as a talented broker of donated and repurposed human bodies, Elena is drawn into the search for her former best friend's missing corpse
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395380
Cataloging source
DLC
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Griner, Paul
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.R5314
LC item number
S43 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dead
  • Organ trafficking
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Second life : a novel, Paul Griner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20365855
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781619024809
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014033798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881666062
  • (OCoLC)881666062
Label
Second life : a novel, Paul Griner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20365855
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781619024809
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014033798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881666062
  • (OCoLC)881666062

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