What happens after we die? A question that has vexed humanity since the beginning of time.
One bank has not only managed to unravel this age-old mystery, but has also found a way
of ensuring your financial security. For eternity.
ARE YOU FINANCIALLY READY
FOR THE AFTERLIFE?
DEATH. A NEW BEGINNING.
When you die, it’s just your body that ceases to exist. Your spirit, your true essence, survives, transcending to another realm. Some call it heaven. We refer to it as the afterlife economy. A place where you’re expected to pay for goods and services.
Just like in this world.
The ancient Egyptians knew about this. That’s why they buried the Pharaoh’s treasures along with his body. The Chinese burnt currency notes at funerals. But where good intentions and symbolic rituals have failed, modern banking has succeeded.
THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN HAS
ONLY THREE STEPS.
Use the karmic calculator
to determine how much
you need in the next life.
Transfer the required sum into an
Afterlife Dollar account.
Access the money upon
arrival in the next world.
1 USD = 1,000 Afterlife Dollars
OUT OF THIS WORLD
Using a combination of modern banking technology and
ancient channelling methods, our friendly afterlife consultants can help you transfer your wealth across the matter-energy barrier to the spiritual realm.
DEAD MONEY - A NOVEL
What if you could take your money with you when you die? DEAD MONEY is a dark satire—a la 1984 with a contemporary, multicultural twist—that explores the pitfalls of modern capitalism and the dangerous power of myth.
Hong Kong, 2002. Raymond Li, a stock market trader with a gangster debt invents Afterlife Dollars: a product inspired by an ancient Chinese custom that allows customers to circumvent the laws of karma and buy their entry into heaven.
Although a complete fabrication, the promise resonates in a society steeped in consumerism—with devastating effects. In Mumbai: a dying Sanjit Sharma discovers that securing a place in paradise means making a deal with the devil. In Amsterdam, banker Theo Van Aartsen can see the terrifying moral and economic consequences when truth becomes indistinguishable from myth. But before saving the world, he must battle his own demons.
Philosophically dense yet written with searing pace, DEAD MONEY blurs the line between satire and real life by drawing inspiration from actual events such as the SARS pandemic, Islamophobia and rise of the alt right. While lampooning the absurdities in current economic and political thought, it refrains from simplistic answers, instead offering a more nuanced view of man’s self-destructive impulses.
“A memorable premise lifts Adiga’s impressive debut. Adiga makes the central conceit work as he effectively sends up the tendency of people to believe anything.” —
“Exhilarating pace, intriguing proposition, and plenty of dark laughs: Dead Money’s the thriller I’ll be burning through in the afterlife.” — Kate Veitch, author of Without a Backward Glance and Trust
“A unique and highly original story. Full of larger than life characters and snappy dialogue. If you’ve ever wondered about the rise of BitCoin or how money really works, you’ll enjoy this book.” — Sion Scott-Wilson – author of The Sleepwalker’s Introduction to Flight
Publication date: Jan 2021.