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Not Flesh Nor Feathers
Not Flesh Nor Feathers
Author: Cherie Priest
Down by the river, the first to go missing were not much lamented. Disappearances of homeless men foraging through trash or nuisance skater kids who rolled their boards along the planked piers at night were not noteworthy enough to delay the city’s development projects. — But deep beneath the riverbank, the evidence of a terrible crime has ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780765313102
ISBN-10: 0765313103
Publication Date: 10/2/2007
Pages: 368
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Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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The unrelenting torrential storm sends the Tennessee River over a dam flooding Chattanooga. The rising waters sweep away many homeless while Eden Moore worries about her scheduled move into a new riverside apartment. However, suddenly rising like phoenixes out of the flood is twenty-nine long dead corpses. The Water, and the Zombies, Rise.

The nine-decade old deceased were stuck in the river mud until the storm freed them. They demand justice, but no one knows who they are, who killed them, or how they were buried there. Like an invading zombie militia they march on the already horrified city. A psychic Eden realizes they are heading to historical Read House, residence of ghostly Caroline Read who was involved in a massacre almost one century ago. Eden is terrific as she tries to find a resolution that will meet the demands of the paranormal invaders who find the city different and the sources they seek dead. Although the ending seems abrupt with a last second frenzy, Cherie Priest provides a satisfying


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