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A firecracker of a novel by the Booker-shortlisted author of A Fraction of the Whole – a scathingly funny and affecting tale of life, death, love and the questionable existence of God.

Angus Mooney is not happy – he’s been murdered, cut off in the prime of his life. He feels humiliated – he’s never even believed in an afterlife. (How wrong he’d been). He’s confused – death has provided more questions than answers. And he desperately misses his audacious and fiery wife, Gracie, who’s expecting their first child.

The only upside is that Angus has found a way to see what his murderer is up to, and how Gracie is faring. The downside: Gracie and his murderer are getting uncomfortably close, and a worldwide pandemic means the afterlife is about to get very crowded . . .

‘What a joy to surrender oneself to a writer of such prodigious talent’ Peter Carey


Reviews

Select praise for A FRACTION OF THE WHOLE
'Funny, heartbreaking, brilliant' Guardian
'Exuberant, utterly brilliant' The Times
'A grand achievement and the debut of a great comic talent' Sunday Times
Select praise for QUICKSAND
'A tour de force of sustained brilliance' Mail on Sunday
'Tremendous' Sunday Times
'Brilliant' Guardian