By Christopher Moore
Charlie Asher is a stunning common man with a typical existence, married to a vibrant and lovely girl who truly loves him for his normalcy. They're even approximately to have their first baby. definite, Charlie's doing okay—until humans begin losing useless round him, and in every single place he is going a gloomy presence whispers to him from lower than the streets. Charlie Asher, it kind of feels, has been recruited for a brand new place: as loss of life.
It's a filthy activity. yet, hi there! Somebody's gotta do it.
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A Dirty Job: A Novel by Christopher Moore