It’s Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel, and read unabridged by a cast of narrators. This author statement in the text below might be one of the best things I’ve read all week:
In the words of the author: “Dearly, Departed is a Victorian/steampunk novel featuring good-guy zombies, pretty dresses, and lots of guns. The novel follows the adventures of a young woman named Nora Dearly as she discovers that her father isn’t as dead as she thought he was, that her nation is facing a plague of ravenous dead, and that one of the walking dead is a really cute, brave boy that she’d really like to get to know better. In my opinion, its selling points include its strong female protagonists, an interesting cast of characters, and its zombie hero, Bram Griswold, who is a sensitive but manly guy in a genre that tends towards the angsty and the whiny. My single greatest fear is that people will take the novel far too seriously. I want to have fun. I want my readers to have fun. Part of zombie philosophy, after all, is that we need to seize the day.”
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