'Intriguing and compelling... a tale that grips until the very last page' - Jodi Taylor, bestselling author of The Chronicles of St Mary's
'Clever and compelling... this book is hugely original and well worth a read' - Book Bag
'A gem of a book… about life and growing up' - Book Lore
The Things We Learn When We’re Dead is neither a sci-fi nor a fantasy, but a book about memory and how, if we could remember things slightly differently, would we also be changed?
On the way home from a dinner party, Lorna Love steps into the path of an oncoming car. When she wakes up she is in what appears to be a hospital – but a hospital in which her nurse looks like a young Sean Connery, she is served wine for supper, and everyone avoids her questions.
It soon transpires that she is in Heaven, or on HVN, because HVN is a lost, dysfunctional spaceship, and God the aging hippy captain. She seems to be there by accident… or does God have a higher purpose after all?
In HVN, Lorna can at first remember nothing. But as her memories return – some good, some bad – she realises that she has decisions to make and that, maybe, she can find a way back home.