Sol McPherson wakes up on a slab in the morgue. But that's nothing to watching her own autopsy.
It seems like the end of the line for Sol, but what really happened the afternoon she died? The afternoon of the second English exam, when a gun was held to her head and the car she was in ploughed through a bus covered in brightly painted zoo animals?
As Sol reviews her life - and gives an account of her family and its rivalries in the Northern Flats town of Susan - she gets to know a few other disembodied souls. Some of them disturbingly familiar.
Part comedy, part thriller, part analysis of the processes of death, 'Deadset' is an original and vibrant novel.