In the Wake of a Deadad is Kötting's powerful, often uncomfortable reflection on the recent death of his father. His Deadad.
The book includes the replies of an Invitation to Write that Kötting sent out to 65 individuals. Each was encouraged to write in response to four photographs of Kötting's Deadad, including one of his dead body laid out in the chapel of rest.
As well as Kötting's own musings and confabulations about the project there is an introduction and conclusion by Gareth Evans and contributions from the likes of Adam Chodzko, Laurence Coriat, Mark Cousins, Jem Finer, Tony Grisoni, Gregorios - Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, Sean Lock, Iain Sinclair, Dr Muhammad Shabbir Usmani, Janni Visman, Fay Weldon and Eden Kötting. This book accompanies an exhibition.