Is there ever a good time to confess to adultery?
Lawrence Lalor, Gold Coast surfie and small town teacher has wandered through life, drifting and shifting with the wind. Sidestepping a blackmailing Southern Belle he rebels against life in a Philadelphia dead-end job and drags his beautiful wife back to the inner city hills of Brisbane.
Why save up for the dream Australian home when you can steal one?
Death and deceit are everywhere when Lawrence lands a job in the Department of Hatching, Matching and Despatching. Tasked with the mission of perusing death notices for administrative anomalies, Lawrence chases the Grim Reaper throughout the Australian countryside.
1999 was the time for Lawrence to take on backpackers, a UFO, drugs, the Republican Referendum, an ex-lover turned MS sufferer and everyone’s favourite neighbour – an axe-wielding, fig-killing, wannabe property developer.