By Christopher Moore
Charlie Asher is a beautiful general man with an ordinary existence, married to a brilliant and lovely lady who really loves him for his normalcy. They're even approximately to have their first baby. certain, Charlie's doing okay—until humans commence losing useless round him, and all over he is going a dismal presence whispers to him from less than the streets. Charlie Asher, it sort of feels, has been recruited for a brand new place: as dying.
It's a grimy task. yet, hiya! Somebody's gotta do it.
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During that period she went to live in a featureless neighborhood at the edge of the city, where construction had begun in the time of the Fascists. Her house was right next to an enormous church-a sort of fake, all-white Saint Peter's. In front of it stretched the ravine where the dirty yellow river full of urinals flowed. There was a village in the distance, on the other side, above some bare heights, and a few huts below, amid the vegetation that grew, probably dirty and dust-covered, Inearl the river.
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A Dirty Job: A Novel by Christopher Moore