Unrepentant cooze hound lawyer Jürgen Heuer dies suddenly and unexpectedly in his litter-strewn home. Undiscovered, he rages against God, Nazis, deep fryers and analogous women who disappoint him.
At last found, he is delivered to Weibigand Brothers Funeral Home, a ramshackle establishment peopled with above average eccentrics, including boozy Enid, a former girlfriend with serious denial issues. With her help and the help of a wisecracking spirit guide, Heuer will try to move on to the next plane. But before he can do this, he must endure an inept embalming, feral whispers, and Enid’s flawed recollections of their murky past.
Winner Best Horror, Preditors & Editors 2015
Medalist Winner “Horror,” New Apple EBook Awards 2016
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When you’re dead, you’re dead right? Apparently not! The main character Heuer the lawyer, ‘bumps’ into his ex Enid, and a colourful array of characters that work at the funeral home where he’ll be housed for a few days whilst they prepare his body for burial.
The story is driven by how and who helps them all move on from their eccentricities, emotional baggage, and dramatic pasts?
A.B. Funkhauser’s writing is raw, clever, organic, intriguing and morbid at the same time providing the reader with insight into what actually goes on behind the dark curtains of a funeral home, and breathing life and laughter into a world of death.