Title Profile & Character Information

Being Dead

Annotation
"Their bodies had expired, but anyone could tell - just look at them - that Joseph and Celice were still devoted. For while his hand was touching her, curved round her shin, the couple seemed to have achieved that peace the world denies, a period of grace, defying even murder. Anyone who found them there, so wickedly disfigured, would nevertheless be bound to see that something of their love had survived the death of cells. The corpses were surrendered to the weather and the earth, but here were still a man and wife, quietly resting; flesh on flesh; dead, but not departed yet."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
2000  New York Times Editors' Choice
2000  National Book Critics Circle Awards
2001  American Library Association Notable Books

Characters
NameCelice
GenderFemale
OccupationZoologist
TraitsMarried
Mother

NameJoseph
GenderMale
OccupationOceanographer
TraitsMarried
Father

NameSyl
GenderFemale

GenreLove story
Psychological
Fiction
TopicsBeating deaths
Double murder
Death and dying
Reminiscences
Eternal love
SettingBaritone Bay