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About Doug

Doug Dorst’s first novel, Alive in Necropolis, was published this summer by Riverhead Books and was named as a Best Book of July by Amazon.com and an Editor's Choice by the New York Times Book Review. His first short story collection, The Surf Guru...

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Published Reviews


This charming first novel maps the landscape and lives of a small town where ghosts and the living are sometimes indistinguishable from one another. That's what police officer Michael Mercer discovers the...


Mix one part gritty police procedural with one part ghost story, add a splash of teen angst and a hefty dose of black humor, and you have Doug Dorst's brilliant debut novel--a delicious blend of Paul Auster...