As hurricane season looms, uncertainty and suspicion of each other's motives threatens to pull the group apart, but still, the friends' search continues. Over the course of a week, day after day, they haunt the places Mazoch's father once haunted, confronting the same persistent hope that faces all who grieve: that whomever, whatever they have lost, will return to them, in one shape or another.
Turning typical zombie fare on its head, Bennett Sims delivers a wise and philosophical rumination on the nature of memory and loss in this remarkable debut novel.
‘[A] highly unusual take on the zombie novel… ambitious and thought-provoking’
‘Unanswered questions, dictionary-demanding language and a rich sense of light characterise this addition to the "literary paranormal” stable. If you like… Justin Cronin's The Passage you'll like this'
‘Bennett Sims is a writer of obvious talent and literary skill'
‘Bennett Sims is a writer fearsomely equipped with an intellectual and linguistic range to rival a young Nabokov's, Nicholson Baker's gift for miniaturistic intaglio, and an arsenal of virtuosities entirely his own. A Questionable Shape announces a literary talent of genre-wrecking brilliance.'
‘Playful, absorbing, bittersweet, and intelligent, and, like a bite, it gets under your skin.'