PRAISE FOR What Death Taught Terrence
Finalist, Indie Next Generation Book Awards, 2021
"What Death Taught Terrence offers a powerful, painful, and poignant look at the life of a man rarely encountered in fiction. Derek McFadden writes with an insight few can match."
- T.F. Allen, author of The Night Janitor and The Keeper
"A good story allows the reader to experience life as another person, and McFadden made me do so on a deeply personal level. If you like the works of Mitch Albom, I think you'll find What Death Taught Terrence a worthy addition to your library and the reading of it a life-affirming journey."
- Bradley Harper, Edgar-Award Finalist, author of A Knife In The Fog and Queen's Gambit.
"In What Death Taught Terrence, Derek McFaden builds a world that satisfies both our desire for imagination and our need for personal introspection. I found this story immediately immersive, and it stuck with me long after I finished. McFadden is doing something rare in today's fiction-exploring the limits of what we will believe to form a better understanding of who we are."
- Alex Dolan, author of The Euthanist and The Empress Of Tempera
Life is a journey. So is the afterlife.
At the end of his life, Terrence McDonald must discover its meaning, or he'll be banished from the afterlife forever, and his soul will cease to exist.
Join Terrence-and those who love him-on a poingant and unforgettable journey through a life at once wonderful and harrowing. Learn what Terrence learns. See what Terrence sees. By this provocative story's end, readers may even learn a thing or two about themselves.