Death Comes for the Deconstructionist


The novel follows a hapless, haunted, faux detective with a mentally disabled side-kick sister looking to solve the murder of a former professor of his. (My wife and I ran a group home full of ‘challenged’ adults with mental disabilities for three years, and one of them is a model for Judy in the novel.) In telling this fictional story, I have learned to love the sidekick sister—and her stammering love for her damaged brother—just as I loved many years ago the afflicted woman on whom the character is based.

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Slant/Wipf and Stock / 2014
ISBN: 978-1-62564-931-7 hardcover
978-1-49829-391-4 paper

Matthew Taylor