Witty, haunting, and kind, Under the Whispering Door is a gift for troubled times. TJ Klune brings us a warm hug of a story about a man who spent his life at the office - and his afterlife building a home. From the author of joyous New York Times bestseller The House in the Cerulean Sea . Welcome to Charon '' s Crossing. The tea is hot, the scones are fresh and the dead are just passing through. When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own sparsely-attended funeral, Wallace is outraged. But he begins to suspect she''s right, and he is in fact dead. Then when Hugo, owner of a most peculiar tea shop, promises to help him cross over, Wallace reluctantly accepts the truth. Yet even in death, he refuses to abandon his life - even though Wallace spent all of it working, correcting colleagues and hectoring employees. He''d had no time for frivolities like fun and friends. But as Wallace drinks tea with Hugo and talks to his customers, he wonders if he was missing something. The feeling grows as he shares jokes with the resident ghost, manifests embarrassing footwear and notices the stars. So when he''s given one week to pass through the door to the other side, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in just seven days. Fans of A Man Called Ove and The Good Place will fall for this queer love story by TJ Klune. Praise for TJ Klune''s The House in the Cerulean Sea: ''I loved it. It is like being wrapped up in a big gay blanket. Simply perfect.'' - V. E. Schwab, no.1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue ''A modern fairy tale about learning your true nature and what you love and will protect. It''s a beautiful book.'' - Charlaine Harris, no.1 New York Times bestselling author '' 1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in. Touching, tender, and truly delightful.'' - Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless ''A witty, wholesome fantasy that''s likely to cause heart-swelling.'' - The Washington Post
''Like being wrapped up in a big gay blanket'' - V. E. Schwab on Under the Whispering Door Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn''t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left. Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road, the boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the boy hadn''t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane. Ox was seventeen when he found out the boy''s secret, and it painted the world around him in colours of red and orange and violet. Ox was twenty-three when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his blood-red eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces. It''s been three years since that fateful day - and the boy is back. Except now he''s a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them. Wolfsong is the first book in the Green Creek series by bestselling author TJ Klune. Continue the journey with Ravensong .
A whimsical, warm-hearted fantasy that suggests it is never too late to make a positive change in life - or afterwards>