By Christopher Moore
Charlie Asher is an exquisite common man with a standard existence, married to a vibrant and beautiful lady who really loves him for his normalcy. They're even approximately to have their first baby. convinced, Charlie's doing okay—until humans begin shedding useless round him, and far and wide he is going a gloomy presence whispers to him from lower 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, hi there! Somebody's gotta do it.
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I need to go buy some yoga DVDs. ” “I have to look like I know what I’m doing or no one will go out with me. ” “I’ll be okay. ” “Okay then, have fun,” Jane said, tweaking the baby’s nose on the way out the door. When she was gone, Charlie sat at the counter for a while looking at baby Sophie. Strangely enough, she was the only thing in the apartment that didn’t remind him of Rachel. She was a stranger. She looked at him—those wide blue eyes—with sort of an odd, glazed look. Not with the adoration or wonder that you might expect, more like she’d been drinking and would be leaving as soon as she found her car keys.
He wore wraparound sunglasses, which were almost always pushed back on his head over hair braided in tight cornrows. Lily had mixed feelings about him. She liked him because he called her Darque, short for Darquewillow Elventhing, the name under which she received mail at the shop, but because he was cheerful and seemed to like people, she deeply mistrusted him. “Need you to sign,” Stephan said, offering her an electronic pad, on which she scribbled Charles Baudelaire with great ﬂourish and without even looking.
Well, it has something to do with that jacket. ” “Oh,” Charlie said, trying to recover. “Mr. Mainheart, I appreciate the call, and this is certainly a beautiful collection, amazing, really, but I’m not equipped to take on this kind of inventory. And I’ll be honest with you, even though my father would be spinning in his grave for telling you this, there is probably a million dollars’ worth of clothes in this closet. Maybe more. And given the time and space to resell it, it’s probably worth a quarter of that.
A Dirty Job: A Novel by Christopher Moore