The Jolly Coroner: A Picaresque Novel

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Evil wakes while the people sleep.

Amongst the strip malls, concrete blocks and empty parking lots of the Southern town of Hokum, the American dream lies broken. A helpless immigrant the state has declared dead finds himself unable to prove otherwise. Abused Mexican kids abduct their schoolteacher escaping back across the border. A haunted hillbilly dangles from a flagpole refusing to believe his wife and children aren’t ghosts. The Warden, a camo-wearing military obsessive pedals drugs whilst blaring Stockhausen. A down on her luck junkie fails to drown herself and resurfaces to find love.  All these characters have one thing in common: they will all find a way to wind themselves in to the coroner, Billy’s life. 

Billy’s love of celebrity and aversion to hard work leaves a growing trail of wronged members of the public – a trail that he just can’t seem to shake. Although he can’t understand why, the townsfolk begin increasingly to mistake him for the devil. Amidst all the fun, THE JOLLY CORONER poses questions about moral decay and proves that a casual string of circumstances, in the right conditions, can lead to the rise of a dangerous man... only it’s so accidental no one seems to notice. 

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"Canterel's prose style swings between heights of hyperbole and verbosity and depths of existentialist despair...His narrative consistently shows a polished command of language and a self-assured style." - Publishers Weekly "The story is part David Lynch, part comedy of errors, and readers will never quite know what will happen next. The scenes are loaded with surprises...A highly creative, if meandering, adventure." Kirkus

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