An Unexpected Afterlife

An Unexpected Afterlife

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A humorous mystery and satire from an award-winning author. "unique, intriguing, and entertaining..." "fun, endearing and a page turner..." YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Moshe Karlin wakes up one morning, naked and alone, in the Mount of Olives Cemetery. According to his family and friends, he died two years ago, but Moshe is not about to accept his demise lying down. Is his new lease on life a freak of nature or the start of the long-awaited Resurrection? Moshe doesn't really care. He vows to beat his "afterlife crisis" and win back his life-and his wife-if it is the last thing he does. But the road ahead is full of unexpected dangers. Along the way he gains insight into life, love, and the Jewish State, as well as the suspicion that perhaps his perfect first life was not so perfect after all. Meanwhile, other changes are afoot in the Holy Land. A reluctant prophet prepares to deliver a message of redemption-and the end of life as we know it-when a freak accident changes the course of history. Readers who enjoy the satire and humor of Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, and Neil Gaiman will enjoy this riveting and humorous mystery in the Jewish lore and legends of the Resurrection, the World to Come, and the Messianic Era.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 16mm | 363g
  • Dan Sofer
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0986393231
  • 9780986393235
  • 454,852

Review quote

"Excuse my staggering there just now. I admit I'm a bit wobbly and out of whack after reading Dan Sofer's book.Truly, I don't recall ever having a reading experience like this one, which opens with a dead guy finding himself naked on the Mount of Olives... Will he be able to get his life back?Every hour of every day brings turns and twists. It's hard to put the book down in anticipation of what happens next to Moshe Karlin and his unexpected 'soulmates'... The results are fascinating.If you aren't already running to get a copy of this extraordinary reading experience, then I have done you an injustice. But I'm still not giving the plot away. No more spoilers. You've got to read it to see for yourself." - ESRA Magazine "Grabbing you from the very first page, An Unexpected Afterlife takes you in unexpected directions, combining a page-turning mystery with discussion of one of the fundamental beliefs of Judaism." - Ellis Shuman, author of Valley of Thracians ..".a unique intriguing, and entertaining story. I really like the way Dan Sofer describes his flawed characters who also seem complex and complicated... the individuals, family, community, Jewish traditions, friends and hope. I also enjoyed the satire of their adventures. I would highly recommend this entertaining book and hope to read more in this series." - Linda's Book Obsessionshow more

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