Andrew Meredith has always harbored a great deal of anger towards his father who lost his post as a professor at La Salle University over a sexual impropriety. He has drifted in and out of his own life ever since, and now broke and with no prospects, he returns home to work with his father. His father is a Remover; one of the people who remove bodies from homes and hospitals and transport them to the morgue or funeral home. Andrew now joins his father as they perform this last service, sometimes sad, sometimes disgusting, sometimes baffling, but always crucial. Through their work together, Andrew begins to see his father for the man he really is, a man who loves his family and made some unwise choices.
Sobering and sometimes disquieting, but absolutely mesmerizing.