Fun book recommendation of the day
A Dirty Job is a novel by Christopher Moore. The content of the novel draws in from the Moore's own experiences in tending to the needs of close family and friends in the stages of dying.
The story centers on Charlie Asher. Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy with a normal life who leads a satisfying life as the owner and proprietor of a second-hand store in San Francisco. He is married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy. Charlie is doing okay and he and his wife are about to have their first child. But then his wife Rachel unexpectedly dies in the hospital shortly after the birth of their first child (Sophie). But it is not just that. People start dropping dead around him, and everywhere he goes a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Charlie is chosen! He is chosen to be a "death merchant" and his job is to retrieve souls of the dying and protecting them from the forces of the underworld. While Charlie tries to continue to manage his store and raise his daughter, he only gradually realizes the ramifications of his new job as the forces of darkness threaten to rise.