As Matthew Guinn hastens to inform us before his fine debut novel gets underway, a “resurrectionist” is a body snatcher, or grave robber. The term is used by Guinn in the literal sense and as a metaphor as well, as the actions of the past suddenly "rise up" and impact upon the present with unexpected and fascinating results.
THE RESURRECTIONIST is told in alternating narratives along two tracks. The first concerns the present and relates the story of Dr. Jacob Thacker, who is on probationary status due to Xanax abuse. Thacker has been relegated to a public relations position that involves, among other things, catching flak for the dean o