As a bonus feature, you'll meet lovely Christina, the enchanting avatar and unemployed geneticist both men are madly in love with.
"It really hurt," Barlow said in a recent seance. "I'd never died before so this was a real bummer. I was going to meet Christina in the morning after we'd been separated for three years. Holy shit, man!!"
LEONARDO DANTE BACIGAUPI (Leo) is an assistant medical examiner on his last legs, an alcoholic on the verge of getting fired. He's called to the scene of the fatal accident and notices immediately something remarkable about the corpse. Gradually he recognizes himself in the dead man's eyes and launches an unauthorized inquest of Barlow's hidden life, breaking into his house to rake through a box of hand-written journals and search an erratic collection of computer files.
"At some point it became obsessive, I guess," he told the MLAC Blog. "There I was doing a routine investigation of circumstances surrounding his death and suddenly the mystery of the man's life consumed me. I had to know what made Barlow tick."
The bottom line is that My Life as a Cadaver is a love story.
CHRISTINA GUDEBSKI is the fiery paramour Barlow was tragically separated from at the end of his rocky marriage. Pain and misunderstanding prevent them from reuniting, but Christina remained chaste and after three years of waiting she hired a private detective to find her lover in San Francisco. She seduces Barlow and later Leo with the siren song of her blog, Narcissistic Chameleon Moo.