Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish

Zou Lei is an illegal immigrant who works at a Chinese restaurant in Queens in search of a better life in the 'Land of the Brave'. Brad Skinner has recently arrived in New York following a tour in Iraq and is determined to party as hard as he can in order to start 'wanting to live again'. When their paths cross, they discover that new starts may be possible for both of them, if they can survive homelessness, lockup and Skinner's post-traumatic stress disorder, which may be more prophecy than madness.

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The 942nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)
  2. - PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (PEN/Faulkner)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Preparation for the Next Life Paperback 415330 $2.74 $1.00 2014
Preparation For The Next Life Kindle Edition 192427 2016
Preparation for the Next Life Hardcover 1571222 $114.48 $21.34
Preparation For The Next Life Paperback 46849 $6.85 $3.62 2015