Stas Zykov Zykov itibaren Partutovice, Çek Cumhuriyeti
The dead have no secrets in this book. Masters captures in just a few lines each person's identity. What they say and how they say it is the minimalist characterization for each name in succession. Verses not written in rhyme, just giving a brief glimpse of insight into each corpses thoughts. The ways that the deceased townsfolk are interconnected are often surprising-clashes emphasized by the fact that they all end up buried right next to their neighbors in life. Brilliant!