Of Fallen Leaves and Other Things Dead takes readers back and forth in time on a scene-by-scene journey that can be compared to both a Tarantino movie and a beautiful, lyrical poem. Death itself, or evidence of death, follows the lives of Elijah and Sarah, the two main characters, as they are shadowed by Death's ready servant, the child, aka Mr. Stockenbridge. Abigail, an able investigator, uncovers the truth, but she leaves their deeds hidden for reasons of her own. Readers will have to decide, as they progress through each chapter, whether or not they will continue on to the next chapter before or after they read again the one they just finished. Either way, they will read and reread many of the passages of this novella for the beauty of the words.
Of Fallen Leaves and Other Things Dead is Nolan L. Dole's first work. He lives and writes along Florida's Gulf Coast.