By Christopher Moore
Charlie Asher is a stunning basic man with an ordinary existence, married to a vivid and beautiful lady who really loves him for his normalcy. They're even approximately to have their first baby. definite, Charlie's doing okay—until humans commence losing lifeless round him, and far and wide he is going a gloomy presence whispers to him from less than the streets. Charlie Asher, it sort of feels, has been recruited for a brand new place: as loss of life.
It's a filthy activity. yet, whats up! Somebody's gotta do it.
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And look at her. She’s gorgeous. And nineteen. ” “Hey, wait a minute. ” “No she’s not. ” Ray spun on the stool as if Charlie had poked him in the ear with a pencil. ” “Ray, look at her. ” Charlie pointed to the left side of the front window. “Ray, let me introduce you to Chinatown. Chinatown, this is Ray. ” Ray smiled, embarrassed. There was a store two blocks up that sold nothing but dried shark parts, the windows full of pictures of beautiful Chinese women holding shark spleens and eyeballs like they’d just received an Academy Award.
Rachel took a second before responding. She was wearing a name tag, working inventory from a metal cart, and she was pretty sure she’d seen this guy in the store before. So he wasn’t being stupid, he was being clever. Sort of. She couldn’t help it, she laughed. Charlie shrugged damply and smiled. ” “Rachel,” Rachel said. They shook hands. ” “That sort of depends, Charlie. ” “Of course,” Charlie said. ” He was thinking, What do you look like naked? and How long before I can check? ” Rachel put down The Ballad of the Sad Café and counted on her ﬁngers.
Ray was basically a good guy, kindhearted and loyal, hardworking and punctual, but most important, Ray was losing his hair faster than Charlie. Ray sighed. “Maybe I should search for another Web site. ” Charlie read down the page a little. “This woman has a master’s degree in English lit from Cambridge, Ray. And look at her. She’s gorgeous. And nineteen. ” “Hey, wait a minute. ” “No she’s not. ” Ray spun on the stool as if Charlie had poked him in the ear with a pencil. ” “Ray, look at her. ” Charlie pointed to the left side of the front window.
A Dirty Job: A Novel by Christopher Moore