Books The Afterlives by Thomas Pierce Hardcover, 384 pages, Riverhead Books, List Price: $27 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe AfterlivesAuthorThomas Pierce Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary "A spiritual love story that asks the question: what happens after we die? Set in a parallel USA"— Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Thomas Pierce Hall of Small Mammals Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Afterlives Roy Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images Author Interviews In 'The Afterlives,' Holograms And Ghosts Give Meaning To Life After Death February 5, 2018 In Thomas Pierce's novel, a loan officer dies — but only temporarily, and uneventfully. "[He's] looking for some kind of bedrock in a world that does feel so full of mirage," Pierce says. In 'The Afterlives,' Holograms And Ghosts Give Meaning To Life After Death Listen · 7:09 7:09 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/582377232/583279214" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'The Afterlives' Explores What We'll Do For Another Glimpse Of The Departed January 11, 2018 There's nothing quite like the desperation to communicate with loved ones we've lost — and it's that desire that fuels Thomas Pierce's richly imaginative debut novel The Afterlives.