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"A masterful exhibition in storytelling; a breathless page-turner. Ligon drives his narrative like a formulation one racer. Buckle your seat belts and prepare for an exhilarating ride."—Jonathan Evison, West of Here

"Part meditation on sleek love's darkish and sometimes unexamined underbelly; half can't-put-it-down-even-for-a-dinner-break-thriller, this novel includes the most convincingly and complicatedly terrifying fictional characters i've got run into."—Pam Houston, Contents could have Shifted

"A wildly unique love tale, a ghost tale, a demanding and suspenseful tale within which the wickedly proficient Ligon channels voices—of the misplaced, the longing, and the damned."—Jess Walter, We dwell in Water

Praise for Safe in Heaven Dead:

"A beautifully convincing first novel….An expertly encouraged debut."—Kirkus, starred review

"This debut novel immediately seizes and holds the imagination."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Ligon is firmly up to the mark, laying out the weather of the tale just like the items of a large jigsaw puzzle."—New York instances e-book Review

Nikki has spent her existence working from her abusive mom and the violent boyfriend she killed years in the past, and now from his brother, Burke, simply published from felony. Burke does not be aware of but how his brother died, yet he is enthusiastic about discovering Nikki and claiming her—and her daughter—as his personal. Now she's run out of room to run.

Samuel Ligon is the writer of Safe in Heaven lifeless (HarperCollins, 2003) and Drift and Swerve. His tales have seemed in additional than twenty literary journals. He teaches at japanese Washington University's Inland Northwest heart for Writers, and is the editor of Willow Springs.

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