By Christopher Moore
Charlie Asher is basic man with a standard lifestyles, married to a vibrant and beautiful lady who truly loves him for his normalcy. They're even approximately to have their first baby. sure, Charlie's doing okay—until humans begin losing lifeless round him, and far and wide he is going a gloomy presence whispers to him from below 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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She asked Ray, who stood in the doorway to the store. “Yes. ” Lily ignored the question and picked up the ceramic frog from the night before, which now had a note taped to it that read DO NOT SELL OR DISPLAY in Charlie’s meticulous block-letter printing. “This was one of the things? ” “That was the ﬁrst one he freaked out about,” said Ray matter-offactly. “The truant ofﬁcer tried to buy it. ” Lily was shaken. She backed over to Charlie’s desk and sat in the squeaky oak swivel chair. “Do you see anything glowing or pulsating, Ray?
The old man went to the chair at the vanity and sat down with a creak and a wheeze. “I expect it will take you some time to assess it,” he said. Charlie stood in the middle of the closet and looked around for a second before replying. “It depends, Mr. ” 48 Christopher moore “All of it. Every stitch. ” His voice broke. ” He looked away from Charlie at the shoe wing, trying not to show that he was tearing up. “I understand,” Charlie said, not sure what to say. This collection was completely out of his league.
Oh, those, I think there’s something wrong with them. ” Ray looked again. ” said Charlie. ” “I have a Geiger counter,” Ray said. ” “Maybe later,” Charlie said. ” Over the next hour Ray watched as Charlie moved a set of what seemed randomly chosen items from the store to the back room, directing him to under no circumstances put them back out or sell them to anyone. Then he retrieved the Geiger counter that he’d obtained on a sweet trade for a stringless oversized tennis racket and tested each item as Charlie instructed.
A Dirty Job: A Novel by Christopher Moore