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The Dead Fathers Club

Fiction: Literary Fiction
Unabridged   6.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 01/08/2007

The Dead Fathers Club

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Audio CD ISBN:9781598870879
Digital Download ISBN:9781598873542


The Dead Fathers Club gives more than a nod towards Hamlet but with a quirky humor all its own. Hilarious and unpredictable, The Dead Fathers Club is full of poignant insights into the strange workings of the world as seen through the eyes of a child.

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Product Description

Eleven-year-old Philip Noble has a big problem. His dad has appeared to him as a member of the Dead Fathers Club, a club for "ghost dads" whose murders are unavenged. His father's road accident, it turns out, was no accident at all.

Uncle Alan is responsible for his dad's death, and if Philip doesn't succeed in killing his uncle before his dad's birthday, just ten weeks away, his dad's spirit will never rest.

So begins Philip's quest to avenge his dad and to save his mum from the greasy clutches of Uncle Alan, who seems intent on taking his dad's place in their lives. But Philip finds himself both uneasy of his mission and distrustful of the ghost that claims to be his father. Plus, he's distracted by Leah Polonius, the gorgeous daughter of Uncle Alan's Bible-bashing business partner. What's a young lad to do?


“Humorous and original. This is one of those crossover books like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”
      —Daily Mail

“. . . so surprising and strange that it vaults into a realm of its own.”
      —The Guardian

Author Bio

MATT HAIG lives in Leeds, England. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Independent, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Face.