Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest cemetery is, by 1785, overflowing, tainting the very breath of those who live nearby. Into their midst comes Jean-Baptiste Baratte, a young, provincial engineer charged by the king with demolishing it. At first Baratte sees this as a chance to clear the burden of history, a fitting task for a modern man of reason. But before long, he begins to suspect that the destruction of the cemetery might be a prelude to his own.
About the Author
ANDREW MILLER's first novel, Ingenious Pain, won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the International IMPAC Award. He was short-listed for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Award for his novel Oxygen. He lives in Brighton, England.
Ralph Cosham is best known as the voice behind all of Louise Penny's bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache novels. He won the 2013 Audie Award for Louise Penny's "A Beautiful Mystery". He is a film, stage, and voice actor who narrated over 100 audiobooks, including "Frankenstein", "Around the World in Eighty Days", "Alice in Wonderland", and "Watership Down". His audiobook credits include works by C.S. Lewis, Simon Brett and C.S. Forester. Several of his works have been awarded Audio Best of the Year by "Publisher's Weekly".