Walter Augustus is dead. His current state of existence has become a monotony of sweet tea and lonely strolls and after decades stuck in the Interim — a posthumous waiting room for those still remembered on Earth — he is ready to move on. Only when he is forgotten by every living person will he be able to pass over and join his family in the next stage of the afterlife. At last the end is tantalizingly close, but bad luck and a few rash decisions may see him trapped in the Interim for all eternity.
Letty Ferguson is not dead. Letty Ferguson is a middle-aged shoe saleswoman who leads a pleasant and wholly unextraordinary life, barring the secret fortune she seems unable to tell her husband about. However, when she takes possession of an unassuming poetry anthology, life takes on a rather more extraordinary dimension.
Walter I took to straight away in this story. He is a lovely character who I think readers will instantly hit it off with. It seemed unfair that he has to wait until everyone has forgotten him. To be stuck in limbo, I could easily feel his frustrations growing. He is very much a gentle soul of which has the reader routing for him to get to his final resting place.
Letty is another easy to read about character. Finding the book written by Walter, makes Letty more intrigued with finding out more about the person behind it. With Walter obviously not wanting this, what follows is a sweet and light hearted reading experience.
The Afterlife of Walter Augustus is a gentle read that easily charms the reader. It’s an easy and delightful read that will put a smile on your face and brighten up your day. I appreciated the touches of humour through out the story as otherwise I think it may have been quite a sombre read but as it is, it makes for an enjoyable read of which makes me look forward to more by the author.
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