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How I'm Spending My Afterlife

Spencer Fleury

Alton Carver has a problem. A cocky lawyer in his mid-30s, he's under federal investigation for embezzling and securities fraud. Instead of spending the next three to five years behind bars, he's got a plan: stage his own death, take the money he stole, and head off to Central America, leaving behind his wife Nicole and daughter Clara. But when he sticks around long enough to watch his own funeral, he makes the unpleasant discovery that the life he's leaving behind isn't the life he thought he had.

When he overhears his former colleagues talk about him now that he's "gone," Alton is forced to reconsider his self-image as a respected and admired pillar of the legal community. Then the shock of seeing Nicole in the arms of another man leads Alton to postpone his run for the border. What comes next is a slow burn train wreck, a tale of unraveling self-deception, petty revenge, and bad decisions. 


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"A breakneck dissection of truth, lies, and all the troubles in between."
- Stephanie Hayes, author of Obitchuary

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About the Author

Spencer Fleury has worked as a sailor, copywriter, economics professor, and record store clerk, among other disreputable professions. He was born in Michigan, spent most of his life in Florida, and now lives in San Francisco. How I'm Spending My Afterlife is his first novel.

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