Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pg. 69: David Oppegaard's "The Suicide Collectors"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: The Suicide Collectors by David Oppegaard.

About the book, from the publisher:
The Despair has plagued the earth for five years. Most of the world’s population has inexplicably died by its own hand, and the few survivors struggle to remain alive. A mysterious, shadowy group called the Collectors has emerged, inevitably appearing to remove the bodies of the dead. But in the crumbling state of Florida, a man named Norman takes an unprecedented stand against the Collectors, propelling him on a journey across North America. It’s rumored a scientist in Seattle is working on a cure for the Despair, but in a world ruled by death, it won’t be easy to get there.
Read more about The Suicide Collectors at the publisher's website and at David Oppegaard's website and blog.

David Oppegaard holds a B.A. in English Literature from St. Olaf College and an M.F.A. in Writing from Hamline University. The Suicide Collectors is his first published novel.

The Page 69 Test: The Suicide Collectors.

--Marshal Zeringue