Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy with a normal life, married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy. They're even about to have their first child. Yes, Charlie's doing okay—until people start dropping dead around him, and everywhere he goes a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Charlie Asher, it seems, has been recruited for a new position: as Death.
It's a dirty job. But, hey! Somebody's gotta do it.
About the Author
Christopher Moore is the author of the novels Secondhand Souls, Sacré Bleu, A Dirty Job, and Lamb. He lives in San Francisco, California.
“Makes you laugh in the face of death.” — Rocky Mountain News
“[Moore] is superb in this mock epic of death and love. Smart people will be enormously amused.” — Library Journal (starred review)
“My top pick for laugh-out-loud reading . . . dark, dark, dark and funny, funny, funny.” — Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“Hilarious yet poignant.” — Hartford Courant
“Outlandishly funny.” — Syracuse Post-Standard
“One of the antic Moore’s funniest capers yet.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Dizzyingly inventive and hypnotically engaging, A DIRTY JOB is . . . like no other book I’ve ever read.” — Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Son of a Witch