Here Goes Nothing
‘A morbidly two-fisted tour de force ‘ Sunday Times
A firecracker of a novel by the Booker-shortlisted author of A Fraction of the Whole – a scathingly funny and affecting tale of life, death, love and the questionable existence of God.
Angus Mooney is not happy – he’s been murdered, cut off in the prime of his life. He feels humiliated – he’s never even believed in an afterlife. (How wrong he’d been). He’s confused – death has provided more questions than answers. And he desperately misses his audacious and fiery wife, Gracie, who’s expecting their first child.
The only upside is that Angus has found a way to see what his murderer is up to, and how Gracie is faring. The downside: Gracie and his murderer are getting uncomfortably close, and a worldwide pandemic means the afterlife is about to get very crowded . . .
‘What a joy to surrender oneself to a writer of such prodigious talent’ Peter Carey
Is there a funnier contemporary novelist than Steve Toltz? His new novel is about "love, mortality and the afterlife", no less.' -- Andrew Holgate and Robbie Millen, The Times Books to look forward to 2022 Select praise for A FRACTION OF THE WHOLE 'Funny, heartbreaking, brilliant' Guardian 'Exuberant, utterly brilliant' The Times 'A grand achievement and the debut of a great comic talent' Sunday Times Select praise for QUICKSAND 'Tremendous' Sunday Times 'Brilliant' Guardian 'A tour de force of sustained brilliance' Mail on Sunday
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