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Breathers : a zombie's lament
S. G. Browne
Adult Fiction BROWNE

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Browne's black comedy debut brilliantly reinvents zombie culture for the 21st century. Andy Warner reanimates after the car accident that kills his wife, but is too mangled from his injuries to talk. He lives in his parents' wine cellar, occasionally attending a zombie support group and struggling to rejoin a society that offers the undead no rights, bans them from working and doesn't even punish those who destroy them. When Andy and his fellow zombies-notably Rita, a sexy suicide victim with a lipstick fetish, and Jerry, a Playboy-obsessed stoner-learn why they're so driven to consume human flesh, the repercussions are both tragic and hilarious. Browne neatly mixes humor and extreme violence with a surprisingly tender love story, some witty social satire and an extremely strong narrative voice. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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main characters Andy Warner
Became a zombie after a car accident that killed his wife; lives in his parents' wine cellar; abandoned by his friends; attends a zombie support group; trying to adjust to his new existence; struggling with the fact that society has no rights for the undead.

Suicide victim; has a lipstick fetish; becomes friends with Andy and Jeremy.

Age: 21
Died in an automobile accident; obsessed with Playboy; becomes friends with Andy and Rita.

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