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Reality and dream collide in Amy Bonnaffons' dazzling, darkly playful debut novel about a love affair between the living and the dead.

For weeks, Rachel has been noticing the same golden-haired young man sitting at her Brooklyn bus stop, staring off with a melancholy air. When, one day, she finally musters the courage to introduce herself, the chemistry between them is unde
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: February 4th 2020 by Little, Brown and Company
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    Reality and dream collide in Amy Bonnaffons' dazzling, darkly playful debut novel about a love affair between the living and the dead.

    For weeks, Rache
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    Bandit
    Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This isn’t like any love story you’re likely to read. And not just because one of the lovers is dead. Technically ghost lovers have been done before (cue in The Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody), but this is something radically new and strikingly good. The Romeo here is a recently dead man who due to a bureaucratic snafu in processing gets to have some more time on mortal coil, albeit circumscribed (no social interactions, daily reports, etc.). Eventually this gets to be unbearably tedious, ...more
    Laura Mills
    Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    (Note: I wrote this review 30 minutes after finishing this book, so these are my unfiltered post-book thoughts) Wow. Just freaking WOW. This book is weird. Like possibly one of the weirdest books I've ever read. It's surreal and philosophical and very sexual. And I LOVED it.

    I read Amy Bonnaffons' short story collection, The Wrong Heaven, last year and loved it cautiously. It's not the kind of book you hand to people and say here, read this, because you have no idea if they're going to read it an
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    Elaine
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it liked it
    Thank you to NetGalley for a Kindle ARC of The Regrets.

    I was so excited when my request was approved.

    I love ghost stories, the darker, macabre, and scary, the better.

    The Regrets was more than that, though, not what I expected, but not in a bad way.

    When Thomas is prevented from achieving his proper death due to bureaucratic red tape, his respite on earth for a few more months is shaken by the appearance of a young, beautiful woman named Rachel.

    The two of them begin a strange, wondrous, convolut
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    Andrienne
    Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This is a very strange story that mixes in the supernatural, but that’s not the point. The point is to write a book about desires, about existing, about the bigger questions about life. Here is the kind of literary fiction that I crave-the words sing, the ideas sear and it leaves an impression that you weren’t expecting and didn’t think you’d appreciate so much.

    Thank you to the publisher for the advance reading copy.
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    8/26/19. I just looked yesterday to see if Amy Bonnaffons has a new book coming out via NetGalley. Nothing. Then today, this. Oh, please Little, Brown, I want so badly to read this book.
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