"What kind of dance is it?"

In an online Q & A entry, Gaiman discusses the origins of the Macabray. Danse Macabre literally means "macabre dance", but is often translated as "Dance of Death" and is a Medieval allegory on the universality of death.

French composer Camille Saint-Saëns wrote Danse Macabre, which plays at the beginning and conclusion of the novel's audiobook.

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