Beforelife by Randal GrahamBeforelife by Randal Graham

Beforelife

byRandal Graham

Paperback | September 5, 2017

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It's okay if you don't believe in the afterlife. The people who live there don't believe in you, either.

What if you went to heaven and no one there believed in Earth? This is the question at the heart of Beforelife, a satirical novel that follows the post-mortem adventures of widower Ian Brown, a man who dies on the book's first page and finds himself in an afterlife where no one else believes in "pre-incarnation." The other residents of the afterlife have mysteriously forgotten their pre-mortem lives and think that anyone who remembers a mortal life is suffering from a mental disorder called the "Beforelife Delusion."

None of that really matters to Ian. All he wants to do is reunite with Penelope, his wife. Scouring the afterlife for any sign of her, Ian accidentally winds up on a quest to prove that the beforelife is real. This puts him squarely into the crosshairs of some of history's greatest heroes and villains, all of whom seem unhealthily obsessed with erasing Ian's memories and preventing him from reminding anyone of their pre-mortem lives. Only by staying a step ahead of his enemies can Ian hope to keep his much-needed marbles, find Penelope, and restore the public's memories of the beforelife.

Randal Graham is a law professor at Western University. He lives in London, Ontario, with his wife and their Himalayan kitty.
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Title:BeforelifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:536 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770413170

ISBN - 13:9781770413177

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! This is a great book with lots of hidden mysteries and clever, subtle references. You don’t need to pick up on all of the references or mysteries to enjoy the book, but they do add a lot of “hidden treasures” to the main story. I won’t put any spoilers here, but do be aware that many characters in the book are famous historical characters who are now in the afterlife and don’t remember their mortal lives or identities – a lot of the fun is trying to figure out who they were in the beforelife before the author tips his hand. Highly recommended if you like silly, satirical writing with lots of literary and philosophical content.
Date published: 2017-09-17