A Trick I Learned from Dead Men

A Trick I Learned from Dead Men


Longlisted for the Womens Prize for Fiction 2013

After the disappearance of their father and the sudden death of their mother, Lee Hart and his deaf brother, Ned, imagine all is lost until Lee starts an apprenticeship at the local funeral home. Here, in the company of a crooning ex-publican, a closet pole vaulter, a terminally-ill hearse driver, and the dead of their local town, old wounds begin to heal and love arrives as a beautiful florist aboard a 'Fleurtations' delivery van, and Lee discovers there is life after death after all.


  • Both tragic yet somehow life-affirming, her novel holds you to the end
    Sunday Times

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Kitty Aldridge

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