What is the crisis which drives Dalip to question the person he has become? Sensint that it concerns his response to th deaths of some of those closest to him, he begins to search his memory, far back into his early childhood. In the process, the reader is plunged directly into Dalips sensations: his bafflement, his surprise and his growing realisation that death must be confronted if he is to embrace life fully. DEAR DEATH is set in Guyana where Sasenarine PERSAUD works as a customs officer. It is his first published novel. His second, The Ghost of Bellow's Man will also be published by Peepal Tree Press.