The Gravedigger
by Ilan Herman

Fiction · Paperback · 156 pages
ISBN 978-1-934081-23-5 · Out of Print

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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust...

What happens to us after we die? Does the soul live on? Is there a soul at all, or are we just electrical impulses walking upright? Poets and dreamers, prophets and madmen have failed to answer these questions. Maybe the only person who knows the answer is he who ushers us to our final resting place.

Adam is the gravedigger, a shadowy figure with a mysterious past, a reclusive landscaper who has given up the gardens of the living to tend to the dead. He lives a quiet and orderly existence until tragic echoes of the past invade his sanctuary and ancient ghosts threaten his sanity. Do the dead live on? Can decades-old heartbreak be overcome? This eerie and thrilling debut novel by Ilan Herman will leave you guessing until the very end...and beyond.

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Ilan Herman was born in New York City and raised in the United States and Israel. After earning his degree in music composition and performance, he toured the world with show bands for twelve years before settling in California. His short fiction has appeared in Miranda Literary Magazine, The Write Place at the Write Time, Planet Magazine, Full of Crow, and Cantaraville.

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