'I was never so amazed in my life as when the Sniffer drew his concealed weapon from its case and struck me to the ground, stone dead.'
So begins the story of Connor 'Gil' Gilmartin when he catches his wife in flagrante with the Sniffer, his former colleague and now his murderer. Unfortunately, death is only the first indignity Gil is about to suffer.
For he lingers on as a ghost, and from this bleak vantage – made even less endurable by the fact that he must spend the afterlife sitting beside his killer at a film festival – he is forced to view the exploits and failures of his ancestors, from the forerunners who sailed up the Hudson to Canada during the American Revolution to his university-professor parents.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 10 / 2011