Root (Book One of The Liminality)
Life couldn't get more awful for James Moody. Between social isolation and family tragedies he manages to mostly stay cheerful. In his darkest hours he finds his soul transported to 'Root,' a way station for souls in transition.
When his lapses become more frequent and Reapers seek to facilitate his transit to the land of the dead, he finds possible salvation among a guild of dream weavers.