The Life of the World to Come
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: June 2016
Duration: 7 hours 32 minutes
Leo Brice is dead but not in the traditional sense. When the neurotic law student meets his cosmic match in Fiona Haeberle-an impulsive spirit and burgeoning soap star-all seems well. The two fall fast in love and spend three years navigating their twenties in wide-eyed wonder. But once the fantastical woman who has defined his future bolts to pursue a fantasy life of her own, Leo is forced to come to terms with a reality that more closely resembles an epilogue than the story he hoped it might be.
Now a junior death-row advocate, Leo immerses himself in the esoteric world of his condemned client, a born-again Georgia inmate named Michael Tiegs. As both men become consumed by the question of an afterlife, and as Leo becomes increasingly confused by his own future and past, Tiegs's fate hangs in the balance. But can either man really save the other? And what kind of salvation are we all searching for anyway?
At once delightfully witty and philosophically probing, The Life of the World to Come is a remarkable debut announcing Dan Cluchey as a fresh new voice in literary fiction.