Among the Dead - Michael TolkinFaber & Faber, 1993, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, more heavily at the tips of the panels and the head of the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned.
From the cover: “Frank Gale has been an unfaithful husband, but he plans to take his wife and daughter to Mexico, where he will come clean about his affair and try to make it up to them. After lingering too long at a goodbye lunch with his mistress, however, he misses their plane. Several hours later, waiting for the next flight out, he discovers that his wife’s jet has crashed in San Diego, killing everyone on board. And so begins the comedy of horrors wherein Gale will discover the many unpleasant truths about himself and about life that lie hidden Among the Dead.
Tolkin explored the emotional geography of a soulless Hollywood executive in The Player; now he raises the stakes: what if the executive had a conscience? What would it make of the chaos he had wrought? For Frank Gale, the only answer is a slowly spiralling descent into madness as the vultures of disaster swoop down upon the carnage of the wrecked plane and his wrecked soul.”