No Lasting Burial
"Something is happening, Cephas, and it will be like sword and like fire and like bread in the mouths of a thousand, thousand children, and nothing will ever, ever be the same way again."
First-century Israel. A man wanders out of the desert one day and finds a village in ruins after a night of the walking dead. The survivors have thrown the snarling corpses into the Sea of Galilee, only to starve as the ghoul-haunted sea yields no fish. Will the stranger's coming bring back the fish, or the hungry dead?
In this reimagining of the opening chapters of the book of Mark, an ancient story is made dangerous and raw again…
"Stant Litore has been doing fascinating phantasmagorical things with zombies in biblical times." - Jeff Vandermeer, author of Annihilation
"Intensely troubling and sharply beautiful. I highly anticipate the opportunity to reread it." - Timothy Widman, Wandering Paths
"Nothing about this novel was phoned-in. Even parts of the story that we already knew by heart were revealed brilliantly with the gentle hand of a master surgeon. And Litore told the story his way. I found it refreshing, respectful, and loving." - James Garcia, Jr., author of Seeing Ghosts