By Christopher Moore
Charlie Asher is a gorgeous general man with a typical lifestyles, married to a vibrant and beautiful lady who truly loves him for his normalcy. They're even approximately to have their first baby. definite, Charlie's doing okay—until humans commence shedding useless round him, and in every single place he is going a depressing presence whispers to him from below the streets. Charlie Asher, it sort of feels, has been recruited for a brand new place: as loss of life.
It's a grimy task. yet, hi there! Somebody's gotta do it.
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He sat down hard on the bed, holding the notepad like it was a vial of explosives. Behind him came the heavy steps of Mrs. Korjev as she followed him into the bedroom. “Mr. Asher, what is wrong? ” Lily was touching up her nail polish with a black Magic Marker when Stephan, the mailman, came through the shop door. ” Stephan said, sorting a stack of mail out of his bag. He was forty, short, muscular, and black. He wore wraparound sunglasses, which were almost always pushed back on his head over hair braided in tight cornrows.
Jane snatched the cocktail sausage out of Sophie’s mouth, and examined it, even as the ﬁber-optic strand of drool stayed connected to the tiny kid. “I don’t think I can eat these things ever again,” Jane said. ” Charlie grabbed the sausage from her and ﬂung it into the sink. ” “Yes, yes, you saw some guy get hit by a bus so your fabric is unraveling. ” “And why is that news, Charlie? ” “They have been. Probably. But this time it’s real. ” a dirty job 31 “Hey, these are all-beef Lil’ Smokies. ” “What problem?
Can a conscience be greedy? “You would be doing me a favor, Mr. Asher. A huge favor. If you don’t take it, my next call is to the Goodwill. I promised Emily that if something ever happened to her that I wouldn’t just give her things away. ” And there was so much pain in the old man’s voice that Charlie had to look away. Charlie felt for the old man because he did understand. He couldn’t do anything to help, couldn’t say, It will get better, like everyone kept saying to him. It wasn’t getting better.
A Dirty Job: A Novel by Christopher Moore