The Ferryman Institute

The Ferryman Institute

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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Ferryman Charlie Dawson saves dead people, and convinces them to move on to the afterlife. He's acquired a reputation for success that is legendary-- but serving as a Ferryman is causing Charlie to slowly lose his mind. Deemed too valuable by the Ferryman Institute to be let go and too stubborn to just give up in his own right, Charlie's pretty much abandoned all hope of escaping his grim existence. Then he stops Alice Spiegel from taking her own life-- something strictly forbidden by the Institute. When word of the incident reaches Inspector Javrouche, the Institute's resident internal affairs liaison, Charlie finds he's in a world of trouble.
"In this stunning, fantastical debut novel from a bold new voice in the bestselling traditions of Christopher Moore and Jasper Fforde, a ferryman for the dead finds his existence unraveling after making either the best decision or the biggest mistake of his immortal life. Ferryman Charlie Dawson saves dead people--somebody has to convince them to move on to the afterlife, after all. Having never failed a single assignment, he's acquired a reputation for success that's as legendary as it is unwanted. It turns out that serving as a Ferryman is causing Charlie to slowly lose his mind. Deemed too valuable by the Ferryman Institute to be let go and too stubborn to just give up in his own right, Charlie's pretty much abandoned all hope of escaping his grim existence. Or he had, anyway, until he saved Alice Spiegel. To be fair, Charlie never planned on stopping Alice from taking her own life--that sort of thing is strictly forbidden by the Institute--but he never planned on the President secretly giving him the choice to, either. Charlie's not quite sure what to make of it, but Alice is alive, and it's the first time he's felt right in more than two hundred years. When word of the incident reaches Inspector Javrouche, the Ferryman Institute's resident internal affairs liaison, Charlie finds he's in a world of trouble. But Charlie's not about to lose the only living, breathing person he's ever saved without a fight. He's ready to protect her from Javrouche and save Alice from herself, and he's willing to put the entire continued existence of mankind at risk to do it. Written in the same vein as bestselling modern classics such as The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde and A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore, The Ferryman Institute is a thrilling supernatural adventure packed with wit and humor"--
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2016
Edition: First Gallery Books trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781501125331
1501125338
Branch Call Number: PS3607.I34 F47 2016x
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file

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