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The Selfish Dead by LJ Conrad

The Selfish Dead

Contemporary Fiction Novel

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The Selfish Dead is a supernatural redemption story with found family and queer love.


“You must prove which of you deserves to live.”


Adelena and Trudy are dead. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. Each to blame for the other’s death, each as selfish as the other, they have two months to prove which of them is the better person. Whoever wins gets to live.


Adelena knows she can beat Trudy. Sure, she never cared about anyone else before but it can’t be that difficult, can it? When she saves a man’s life, she discovers that she can sense when a person is close to death. If she can find enough of these people, and save them, then surely she’ll win.


But then she meets the soon-to-be-dead Saunders, a repressed woman who doesn’t want her help. As the two months slip by, saving Saunders’ life becomes more important to Adelena than saving herself. But will she have time to save Saunders before her own life runs out?

meet the author

LJ Conrad (they/them) is a neurodivergent, queer author.  They write SFF with LGBTQ+ and/or neurodiverse themes.

They studied Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Glamorgan (now USW). They also do some freelance work as a copy editor. Currently living in the south of England with their platonic partner, they enjoy a vegan lifestyle.

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