Calder is a Fetch, a death escort, the first of his kind to step from Heaven back to Earth. The first to fall in love with a mortal girl. But when he climbs backwards out of that Death Scene, into the chaos of the Russian Revolution, he tears a wound in the ghost realm, where the spirits begin a revolution of their own.
And I found this little tidbit on Laura's website:
Calder, like every Fetch, had only one name, but he had two ages: his Earth Years numbered nineteen and his Death Years numbered three hundred and thirty. Though it was no excuse for what he would do, for a Fetch, Calder was young. The Order of the Fetch, on the other hand, was old--it began when the ruins of the first garden could still be found hiding in the desert beside a river, a blanket of green having grown over her like a shroud, and, in this moist cave that was once Eden, at the heart of her darkness, the Tree of Knowledge bowed to the earth.
Sounds a bit like a mix between Meet Joe Black and The Book Thief and the Russian Revolution/Garden of Eden elements make it even more appealing to me. I've heard awesome things about Laura's previous book A Certain Slant of Light and I even managed to track down a signed copy on amazon. So that's actually TWO books I'm eager to read. Are you also excited about this one? What other forthcoming books are on your radar?