After the disappearance of their father and the sudden death of their mother, Lee Hart and his deaf brother, Ned, imagine all is lost, until Lee lands a traineeship at their local funeral home and discovers there is life after death. Here, in the company of a crooning ex-publican, a closet pole vaulter, a terminally-ill hearse driver, and the dead of their local town, old wounds begin to heal, and love arrives in the shape of a beautiful florist. But death is closer than Lee Hart thinks. Somewhere amongst the quiet lanes and farms something else is waiting. And it is closing in.