In his new novel, "Nightlife in the House of the Dead", author Gerald Stanley crafts a suspenseful thriller based on a night man’s experience with the living dead.
WOFFORD HEIGHTS, Calif. (PRWEB) January 20, 2015
It is not easy living among the dead. Before they go in the ground, they spend time in a funeral parlor – waiting to attack. That is, if you are the “night man” – the guy who runs the parlor from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. In his new novel, “Nightlife in the House of the Dead” (published by iUniverse), author Gerald Stanley crafts a suspenseful thriller based on a night man’s experience with the living dead.
A 21-year-old college student needs a job. He is hired as the night man at a funeral parlor. He thinks it is a plush job – until the bodies of the dead come back to life, trapping him in a nightmarish reality.
An excerpt from “Nightlife in the House of the Dead”:
“I walked towards the hall as I walked to every coffin downstairs, slowly. I made it to the hall and stared in at my bed. Just then, whatever was in the bed, rolled over, causing me to set a land-speed record, zero to sixty in four seconds from the bedroom down the hall and out the door to the roof over Bruno’s garage. Barooooom! ... I just stood there until I saw whatever was in my bed move from the bedroom and into the hall. This is not some phony dream sequence. Indian Island was a dream, although based on fact, but as I stood on the roof I began envisioning the dead babies and the gray man and felt they were connected with this – a monster in my bed.”
“Nightlife in the House of the Dead: Notes from the Second Floor”
By Gerald Stanley
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 216 pages | ISBN 9781491720103
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 216 pages | ISBN 9781491720097
E-Book | 216 pages | ISBN 9781491720110
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Gerald Stanley is a retired professor of history with a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. His past published work includes magazine articles for Harper’s and American West and seven non fiction books published by Random House and Crown. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa fraternity and has received a Best Book of the Year award by the National Council of Teachers of English for his nonfiction work.
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