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Reader Spotlight: The Dead Do Not Improve

"Odd, dark, comical, confusing," says RIFer Sharon. "It brought to mind Steve Erickson and David Foster Wallace.

The city of San Francisco is a character in the melee, and the most vivid one at that. I need to read it again and make a flow chart!”

Dive into the excerpt below and experience the anticipated debut of Grantland editor Jay Caspian Kang. A #1 Critics Pick, Time Out New York calls it “a modern, satirical detective story… Kang’s writing is funny, stylish and definitely of the moment.” The Dead Do Not Improve is available in paperback from Hogarth wherever books are sold.

The Dead Do Not Improve by Jay Caspian Kang – Excerpt by Crown Publishing Group

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About the Author

SHARON PELLETIER is an editor in Manhattan. Social media dabbler, book hoarder, semicolon overuser. Drinks champagne on weeknights. Too tall for heels. Read more of her reviews on Goodreads and follow her on Twitter @sharongracepjs.