This One Because of the Dead

ISBN: 9781770865143

Price: $22.95

Format: Trade Paperback

Size: 5.125" x 7.625"

Publication Date: Apr 27, 2019

FIC019000 FICTION / Literary
FIC029000 FICTION / Short Stories (single author)

"Each story is charged by the power of things left unsaid — between partners, parents and children, friends, even bosses. Power dynamics, family tribulations, and the quest for self-discovery play prominent roles, and Baudot’s straightforward prose paints a candid picture of the pivotal moments in her characters’ lives."

 — Quill & Quire

"What a pleasure to discover the perceptive and intelligent stories of Laure Baudot." — Isabel Huggin, author of Belonging

"Laure Baudot's prose is exquisite, patient, and sophisticated." — Sarah Selecky, author of This Cake is for the Party

"A fierce, bright new voice. Baudot's stories tackle the treachery of self-deception with a cruel, contemporary panache." — Susan Swan, author of The Dead Celebrities Club and The Western Light

"Laure Baudot's moving stories have you simultaneously looking in the rear-view mirror and white-knuckling the arm rest, while the narrative races down twisting roads, the moral speedometer tracking wildly between zero and 100." — Margaret Webb, author of Older, Faster, Stronger


Laure Baudot’s This One Because of the Dead is a collection of stories about the power of what goes unsaid – of the truths people keep hidden from each other, which guide their relationships and their decisions in unexpected ways.

A former ballet dancer and her boyfriend who is about to scale Mt. Everest struggle with the contradictions between what they want from life and what they need from each other.

A man on a business trip in Tokyo navigates culture shock as well as the muddy waters of life back home.


An ex-babysitter, called to testify against one of her former clients, recalls her own complicated history with him.