A Prayer for the Dying

Picador (Apr 1, 2000)
Paperback – 208 pages
ISBN: 0312255012 / 9780312255015
When his town's sleepy summer tranquility is shattered by an outbreak of diphtheria, Jacob Hansen--constable, deacon, and undertaker--stares at an impossible dilemma: save both himself and his family or observe his many duties? Although he's nearly convinced that it's possible to do both, the ine...