An existential, postmortem seaside adventure.
When Peter unexpectedly and inexplicably dies on his way to work one morning he, understandably, thinks things can't get much worse. He is wrong.
He arrives by train in the sleepy seaside town of Middling-on-Sea and before he knows what is going on he has become caught up in a cryptic prophecy, told he has to figure out why bad things happen to good people and a shadowy villain is posting fairy stories under his hotel room door. He gets invited to join a think-tank of professors who all seem to hate each other, meets an elderly shut-in who believes Middling is on the brink of a catastrophic civil war and, somehow, manages to get caught up in an underground gambling den.
Peter, however, isn't interested in any of it; he just wants to find his way back home again.
Middling is a surreal novel about one mans attempt to make sense out of his senseless afterlife.