The Suicide Collectors

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The Suicide Collectors
The Suicide Collectors.jpg
First edition cover
Author David Oppegaard
Cover artist Michelle Taormina
Language English
Genre Speculative Fiction
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Publication date
December 2008
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 304
ISBN 978-0-312-38110-3

The Suicide Collectors is the debut novel of American author David Oppegaard. Published by St. Martin's Press in December 2008, it was a finalist for the 2008 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, awarded by the Horror Writers Association.[1]


The Suicide Collectors is set in a near future version of North America. A mysterious plague called the Despair has ravaged the earth, causing roughly 90% of its population to commit suicide. The Collectors appear after each suicide to collect the bodies. The story centers on Norman who leaves Florida on a journey to Seattle where a doctor may have a cure for the Despair.



Publishers Weekly praised Oppegaard's "eloquent prose and haunting characters." Bookmarks Magazine said critics were "clearly affected by the images that populate Oppegaard's sorrowful world."[2]


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