• Night of the Living Rez

  • By: Morgan Talty
  • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Most Anticipated Book of the Year at LitHub 

“I am not predicting literary success for Morgan Talty, I am guaranteeing it. He is a fascinating and powerful and singular writer.” —Rick Bass, author of For a Little While 

How do the living come back to life? 

Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy. 

In twelve striking, luminescent stories, author Morgan Talty—with searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight—breathes life into tales of family and community bonds as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse, which sets into motion his family’s unraveling; a man, while trying to swindle some pot from a dealer, discovers a friend passed out in the woods, his hair frozen into the snow; a grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s projects the past onto her grandson, and thinks he is her dead brother come back to life; and two friends, inspired by Antiques Roadshow, attempt to rob the tribal museum for valuable root clubs. 

In a collection that examines the consequences and merits of inheritance, Night of the Living Rez is an unforgettable portrayal of a Native community and marks the arrival of a standout talent in contemporary fiction.

©2022 Morgan Talty (P)2022 Recorded Books

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  • 07-15-22

Powerful and Candid Story

This is a world many of will never see or care to see. That’s reason alone to listen to something someone choose to share like this. Something that could not have been easy to share.

The story takes you by surprise at many points and let’s you really feel in the moment. One second you are living daily life and the next you are confronted with a harsh reality.

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Beautiful

Wonderful collection of Native American experiences, interwoven by a very talented author. Narration was excellent as well.