Set in 1895, when life was hard and death was not for amateurs, Undertakers, Harlots and Other Odd Bodies is a galloping gaslit tale of Victorian incompetence, set on the least fortunate riverbank in Maryland. Women and men of motley descent vie for independence while learning their trades the hard way. Heartbreaking and hilarious at turns, its unreasonably hopeful characters wend their way toward the new century and a new kind of home, finding friendship in a place where they have little reason to expect it.
The undertakers strive to gain the trust of a very un-trustworthy clientele, while avoiding the attention of casually corrupt authorities and the possibility of burying anyone ahead of time. Led by a woman who yearns to claim her own profession, they cater to anyone who will have them, heedless of danger or payment.
They just might find fortune in this most unlucky place. Or not.
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About the Author
Mege Gardner is called "mom" by most of her six kids, who are all very inquisitive and intelligent. She has been writing and blogging to educate and irritate them and others for over twenty years. The emptying nest and eerie quiet of a large square house in the country has inspired her to create the first of a series of novels about people who do not want to have kids in the first place. It's titled "Undertakers, Harlots and Other Odd Bodies" and is set in 1895 near her ancestral home, which is far less fancy than it sounds. Any questions will be carefully considered and carelessly answered on her blog, just email email@example.com or tweet to @MegeGardner and then cook your own dinner.