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By Christopher Moore

Charlie Asher is a beautiful basic man with a typical lifestyles, married to a vibrant and lovely lady who really loves him for his normalcy. they are even approximately to have their first baby. definite, Charlie's doing okay—until humans commence shedding useless round him, and in every single place he is going a dismal presence whispers to him from less than the streets. Charlie Asher, it kind of feels, has been recruited for a brand new place: as Death.

It's a filthy task. yet, good day! Somebody's gotta do it.

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