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Damned If You Do

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Hades is dead and the Agency needs a replacement, a new apprentice to carry on its good work. After a vote, corpse number 72 18 9 11 12 13 49 is selected and promptly yanked from his grave, to serve a seven day trial sentence. Each day our hapless narrator is to assist Death in the killing of one unfortunate soul, but as he encounters each victim, and as he begins to grasp the functions of Death and the other three modern-day Horsemen, he begins to unlock strange memories of his own prior life. It is not until he understands the backhanded politics of the Four Horsemen's run-down row house, and the sinister circumstances of his predecessor's demise, that he can recognize his true purpose in, well, er, life...

Synopsis:

After the death of Hades, the Agency--consisting of the Four Horsemen--chooses a corpse at random to be Death's assistant, but as he goes about his duties he begins to remember his past life and to understand the internal politics of his new employer andhis own role.

Synopsis:

Hades is dead and the Agency needs a replacement, a new apprentice to carry on its good work. After a vote, corpse number 72 18 9 11 12 13 49 is selected and promptly yanked from his grave, to serve a seven day trial sentence. Each day our hapless narrator is to assist Death in the killing of one unfortunate soul, but as he encounters each victim, and as he begins to grasp the functions of Death and the other three modern-day Horsemen, he begins to unlock strange memories of his own prior life. It is not until he understands the backhanded politics of the Four Horsemen's run-down row house, and the sinister circumstances of his predecessor's demise, that he can recognize his true purpose in, well, er, life...

About the Author

Gordon Houghton attended Oxford University and currently lives in England. He is also the author of the novel, The Dinner Party. Dammed If You Do is his first book to be published in America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312262884
Author:
Houghton, Gordon
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Black humor
Subject:
Black humor (Literature)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Picador USA
Series Volume:
105-772
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.26x5.50x.82 in. .71 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Picador USA - English 9780312262884 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , After the death of Hades, the Agency--consisting of the Four Horsemen--chooses a corpse at random to be Death's assistant, but as he goes about his duties he begins to remember his past life and to understand the internal politics of his new employer andhis own role.
"Synopsis" by , Hades is dead and the Agency needs a replacement, a new apprentice to carry on its good work. After a vote, corpse number 72 18 9 11 12 13 49 is selected and promptly yanked from his grave, to serve a seven day trial sentence. Each day our hapless narrator is to assist Death in the killing of one unfortunate soul, but as he encounters each victim, and as he begins to grasp the functions of Death and the other three modern-day Horsemen, he begins to unlock strange memories of his own prior life. It is not until he understands the backhanded politics of the Four Horsemen's run-down row house, and the sinister circumstances of his predecessor's demise, that he can recognize his true purpose in, well, er, life...

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