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Dead Collections: A Novel | Isaac Fellman
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A whirlwind romance between an eccentric archivist and a grieving widow explores what it means to be at home in your own body in this clever, humorous, and heartfelt novel. When archivist Sol meets Elsie, the larger than life widow of a moderately famous television writer who's come to donate her wife's papers, there's an instant spark. But Sol has a secret: he suffers from an illness called vampirism, and hides from the sun by living in his basement office. On their way to falling in love, the two traverse grief, delve into the Internet fandom they once unknowingly shared, and navigate the realities of transphobia and the stigmas of carrying the "vampire disease." Then, when strange things start happening at the collection, Sol must embrace even more of the unknown to save himself and his job. DEAD COLLECTIONS is a wry novel full of heart and empathy, that celebrates the journey, the difficulties and joys, in finding love and comfort within our own bodies.
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TheBookDream
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Happy #IndependentBookstoreDay! Got these lovelies from Syd‘s bookstore and Breakwater Books both in Guilford, CT! #indies

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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I've read some great books in 2022, but this delightfully weird novel about a trans vampire archivist is my favourite so far. An eccentric romance; a fascinating character study; conversations about life stories, archives, music, fanfiction and fandom, vampirism, being trans, and grief; a supernatural archival mystery. A very unique take on vampirism. Beautifully and thoughtfully written. Awesome #audiobook narration by Dani Martinek.

khooliha As soon as I finished this book I thought "If this isn't one of my favorite books of the year then I'm going to have an incredible year of reading." 6mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @khooliha oh I have no doubt this will be one of my favourites! 6mo
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khooliha I loved this book so much! 6mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @khooliha I'm not very far but I am very much in love with it! 6mo
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khooliha
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Me, through this whole book: 🥺😭🥺😭
Gosh, I loved it

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khooliha

"Not that I was ever really an adolescent, but I had the tenderness of one. That's what it's like to be a trans child and not know it. You have all the fragility of adolescence, but none of its resilience, the clever cartilage that always grows back."

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khooliha
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Adding a couple more trans books to the pile - Manhunt is my horror book club's next pick, and I'm hoping to get to Dead Collections ASAP